Skip to comments.Shiavo-Judge George W. Greer and what can be done about him by the Florida Constitution
Posted on 03/24/2005 3:39:26 PM PST by pulaskibush
So far, it appears Judge Greer has been given the power to let Michael Shiavo starve Terri Shiavo to death. Here are some links about Greer:
This is a petition to remove Greer. http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ijg520/
As for what can be done for Terri, here is the Florida Constitution:
Here's what Governor Jeb Bush can do under the Florida Constitution. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE
(a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall be commander-in-chief of all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States. The governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, commission all officers of the state and counties, and transact all necessary business with the officers of government. The governor may require information in writing from all executive or administrative state, county or municipal officers upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices. The governor shall be the chief administrative officer of the state responsible for the planning and budgeting for the state.
(b) The governor may initiate judicial proceedings in the name of the state against any executive or administrative state, county or municipal officer to enforce compliance with any duty or restrain any unauthorized act.
(c) The governor may request in writing the opinion of the justices of the supreme court as to the interpretation of any portion of this constitution upon any question affecting the governor's executive powers and duties. The justices shall, subject to their rules of procedure, permit interested persons to be heard on the questions presented and shall render their written opinion not earlier than ten days from the filing and docketing of the request, unless in their judgment the delay would cause public injury.
(d) The governor shall have power to call out the militia to preserve the public peace, execute the laws of the state, suppress insurrection, or repel invasion.
(e) The governor shall by message at least once in each regular session inform the legislature concerning the condition of the state, propose such reorganization of the executive department as will promote efficiency and economy, and recommend measures in the public interest.
(f) When not otherwise provided for in this constitution, the governor shall fill by appointment any vacancy in state or county office for the remainder of the term of an appointive office, and for the remainder of the term of an elective office if less than twenty-eight months, otherwise until the first Tuesday after the first Monday following the next general election.
Here's the part about life in the Florida Constitution.:
SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law. No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
I do not see anything about requiring judicial permission to use "all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States" as stated in Article IV (a)
Nor do I see any judicial permission for the "power to call out the militia to preserve the public peace, execute the laws of the state, suppress insurrection, or repel invasion." as stated in Article IV (d)
It appears to me that Article IV of the Florida Constitution gives Jeb Bush the power to send the National Guard w/out permission of Greer or any other judge to enforece Article I section 2 of the Florida Constitution
Is there something in the Florida Constitution / any other law that says otherwise? Anything I missed?
You're correct! That is a good source and I have bookmarked it.
While I was at the site - I found this:
"A motion to remove Michael Schiavo as guardian, citing his failure to comply with Florida Law mandated guardianship requirements. This motion dates back to November of 2002, but the court has never ruled on it."
This is more than enough to reopen the case.
I sent an email just a little bit ago to the US Attny Generals Office asking that they send the US Marshals to arrest judge Greer for being in contemp of congress.
Maybe they will listen if everyone starts emailing a request?
The email addy: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
This is their contact page on the web: http://www.usdoj.gov/contact-us.html
I wonder if that reflection of his in the photo is real or photoshopped in.
I heard some lawyer on TV say that Greer is a "conservative Republican." Can anyone confirm or deny?
I absolutely cannot believe that!
Better yet, the President can pardon him.
Judgenfuhrer Greer: " The money must FLOW or his 'bitch' dies."
I've got to go to an event, I'll be back in a few hours.
If Congress doesn't have a Contempt order for King Greer, they might as well all go home and let the judges run the country!
If Terri is killed I think the government should prosecute that whole filthy bunch down there, under RICO.
That's right after they call up Greer to answer for his contempt of Congress subpoena that he ignored!
Well .. it was a news article I was reading - and it also said that there is another judge from the same county who's wife also sits on the board.
I had no reason to disbelieve it. If somebody can prove that is false information - fine. Since media is well-known for not getting their facts correct - I would presume someone would have corrected me by now.
Even by the low standards of lawyers' ethics, it should have been incumbent upon Greer to recuse himself. I think what comes out about the players in this case will not be comfortable for supporters of Michael.
GOD have mercy upon America - if we do not correct this horrible judicial situation - and keep them from killing Terri.
There is a wealth of info there.BTW,do you know if they tracked down the hacker?
Really. I haven't read that. I have heard about the other judge's wife - his name is John Lenderman and his wife is Martha - but a google search nets nothing on Patricia Greer. I'm not saying it's not true, just that it hasn't been proven.
In fact a freeper on another thread posted that they called the hospice and asked and was told that Greer's wife is not a board member.
Of course, they're being federally investigated for medicare fraud so who knows if they're telling the truth. :)