Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 24, 2005

Supreme Court says No

Filed under: — Different River @ 11:22 am

As Dave Schuler points out in the comments to the post below, the Supreme Court has declined review. This report from the AP says they gave no explanation.

The only hope now is for Gov. Jeb Bush to order the Florida Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Adult Protective Services to use its law-enforcement powers to take Terri into protective custody. This would require choosing to obey the laws that given them the authority, and perhaps the obligation to do so — and defying the order from Judge Greer restraining DCF from obeying that law. I don’t know how likely that is.

Question: What happens when a judge orders someone to violate the law? This is surely not the way the system is supposed to work.

(There is one other possible avenue of hope. According to this article, Terri could legally be taken into the federal witness protection program on the basis of the Congressional subpoena. However, I don’t hold much hope for this, since if they were going to do it they would have done it already.)

One quote that says it all

Filed under: — Different River @ 9:49 am

“The law of this case is that she will die….I don’t want anyone trying to feed that girl.”

Pinellas County Probate Judge George Greer

I suppose that’s why they have an armed guard in her room to make sure her mother doesn’t put a drop of water in her mouth.

Jews Fasting for Terri

Filed under: — Different River @ 5:46 am

I just wanted to bring this post from yesterday back to the top again. Click here if you missed it.

(If you read it before, I added another paragraph at the end on 3/24/05 at 9:41am).

Doctors for Killing Babies (2)

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:51 am

I wrote on this topic here.

Wesley J. Smith now has an excellent article on the same subject.

Yet another….

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:50 am

Yet another former “vegetable” — i.e., a person who recovered from the condition Terri Schiavo is now in — has surfaced.

Kate Adamson suffered an acatastrophic brainstem stroke in Los Angeles in June 1995 at the age of 33, which left her … totally paralyzed and unable to communicate, but she could see, hear and feel and she was fully conscious, like Terri.

While doctors said Adamson could not be saved, her husband insisted that she receive rehabilitation therapy and treatment, unlike Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, who has denied his wife treatment for more than a decade.

Now, at 43, the mother of two is fully functional, except for some paralysis on the left side of her body.

(OK, so this news is three weeks old. But I just found it today at Thrown Back, which I just discovered.)

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