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 Response to “Supreme Court says No”

  1. Gary Says:

    A real test of the man. Is he willing to put his job on the line for his job, or is his job more important than the live of Terri? ….Watching what he will do.


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