Supreme Court Summarily Refuses to Hear Terri's Case

I'm sure anyone who has been following events to date know that the US Supreme Court unanimously declined to hear Terri's case.

Governor Jeb Bush is now trying legal avenues to take custody of Terri. Unfortunately, this request goes before Judge Greer, who quite recently blocked the DCF from performing its chartered duty to investigate the allegations of abuse and neglect surrounding her.

I wrote another letter this morning. I'm pasting it below, for posterity. Click to expand this entry, if you're interested.

March 24, 2005

Dear Governor Bush,

Your family is known for its incredible leadership skills. Your
tenure as Governor of Florida is a long and celebrated one.

Thank you for standing up in favor of presumption for life, especially
in the Terri Schiavo case.

Yet, sir, strong words and conviction mean nothing if a man does not
have the strength to back up his stance with action. You have been
trying to fight an ethical legal battle, but you are faced by
opponents whose morals and ethics are questionable, to say the least.

How is it that a simple probate judge can get away with defying you
and the United States Congress? Judge George Greer consistently and publicly thumbs his nose at lawful due process attempts in the case of Terri Schiavo.

One might almost believe that by not only ordering the removal of her
g-tube, but also by ordering that per os nourishment is to be denied
her, he really does want to see this disabled American die. To use an
analogy, it is like placing someone in a vacuum after strapping a
pillow over their mouth and nose -- death is premeditatively assured.

Sir, the United States Congress has issued a subpoena, wherein Mrs.
Schiavo is ordered to appear before a House subcommittee. That
subpoena clearly stated that in no way was she to be prevented from
making her appearance -- this includes threats to her life, which is
most assuredly in danger as I write.

Additionally, the Department of Children and Families of the State of
Florida has been summarily barred from performing its chartered task
in the case of Terri Schiavo -- all by Judge George Greer. I have
read that he has issued a restraining order, no less!

Governor Bush, this man is an egregious example of runaway judiciary. It is an outrage, and it should not be allowed to perpetuate.

I urge you to exercise your powers and perform your constitutional
duty as Governor of the State of Florida, and order the extraction of
Terri Schiavo to protective custody. I also urge you to order the
arrest of Judge George Greer for his deplorable contempt for Congress.

I trust that a full and independent investigation may yet show that
Judge George Greer is guilty of abominable conflicts of interest and
prejudice in the Terri Schiavo case.

I look forward to observing your decisive actions in Florida today.

Thank you for your time.

Best regards,
Linda [Last Name Withheld from Blog Post]
US Citizen

posted by Linda on March 24, 2005 07:16 PM

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Very well written. It's just too bad no one held Judge Greer in contempt of Congress a week ago.

Posted by: Ethne at March 24, 2005 08:35 PM

Well said.

Posted by: Greg at March 25, 2005 09:14 PM