Skip to comments.Judge Refuses to have feeding tube reinserted in Terri Schiavo (FOX NEWS ALERT)
Posted on 03/22/2005 3:26:06 AM PST by tsmith130
Just heard on Fox....so sad.
The family can appeal now, though, can't they?
This makes me so sick
So where do they go from here?
CNN is also reporting this. They'll be in the 11th circuit court of appeals within hours.
To those three FL state senators I hope.
I think the judge is saying hell.
There was once another culture that had the same battle. But someone came along who seemed to put individual persons above the laws of that culture. Many people say today that the law cannot be 'bent' for one person. This other culture said the same thing. But the person in this other culture did put others above the 'law.' In fact in doing so this person incurred the wrath of the judiciary of that culture. They viewed the law as being above all else. But the person who angered them so said the law was made FOR man, not man for the law. So he broke the rules, went against the culture. He broke a holy tenant of the culture. And the wrath he incurred led to the culture condemning him to death. And the sentence was carried out.
What was the great violation of his culture. He healed a man on the Sabbath.
But the law they said was from God Himself. So when we look at the laws of God, and the laws of democracy we can ask ourselves what this man asked his culture: "Which is lawful: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill? But those who condemned him remained silent. (From Mark 3:4).
So today we can choose to be like the Pharisees and Sanhedrin, putting the law above man, or we choose to be, well like God would have us be, to do good and save life, not destroy it.
I would expect no different from a Clinton appointee.
This is an abomination, what is happening to Terri. It's not my call, but I do hope God will not suffer these fools to treat a living, breathing human being with such disdain. May the Lord provide her with His sustenance, may she be nourished with the Living Water.
Can they appeal to the 11th when this judge is taking his time deciding this case? He may not rule for however long the way I understand it.
Clintonista judge - I am not surprised.
If those three state pols can be persuaded to change their minds, a state law can be passed, can't it? If those polls refuse to change their vote, they better pray that Schiavo has been telling the truth.
The Georgetown professor on FOX is saying there probably is an appeal going on right now.
That is the bottom line here!
Beautiful. Thank you.
He is a friggin murderer!
And the "noted expert" on Fox keeps using the made up word "ji-normus" whatever the hell that means.
Remember the Supremes have already refused to hear an appeal.
Governor Bush, bring out the National Guard already!
Yes they can
But she might not live long enough
He will let her die while he does a leisurely review of the evidence, break for lunch, play with his grandchildren, maybe take in a movie to break the stress.
How cold can this Judge be. He won't even put in an IV.
and his deliberation will go on, like maybe a couple of weeks while two parents watch their daughter die.
I don't know about you all, but there is something prfoundly disturbing about this.
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Tue Mar 22 05:28:19 2005
What we know now is this, the judge -- I know that's not a 9:00 A.M. To 5:00 P.M. Courtroom, but here we are at 6:30 A.M. Eastern time, and we get this ruling, i never put a day into law school but i find that somewhat surprising, but getting up in the morning deciding this, doesn't peen he is not going to decide that he's going to reconnect the tube maybe later on today, correct?
>> That's correct. And there is some evidence that she could live a week or two weeks without the feeding tube, so she may still be in good health, alive, when he does decide, and he may still decide as the final matter to connect the feeding tube, but if he doesn't, and I don't think he is going to, then there will be appeals up all the way up and maybe even to the supreme court, and I think there is a significant chance that she might die in the meantime and that the whole thing would become mooT. It seemed to me the handwriting was on the wall about what this judge was going to do when he didn't get up in the morning yesterday morning, in the middle of the night yesterday night when they filed the paper in court and take some emergency measure to preserve of terri schiavo until he could consider the casE. It seemed to me it was clear.
Brian: So I understand, so if he's going to go that direction, why wait? Why not make the decision and give the parents the opportunity to take it to another level?
>> He might. If he's a humane person, he may well do that. These are enormous constitutional issues, so they take a lot of briefing and consideration. The question of whether congress could open the federal court doors transgress the line between legislatures and court and between state and federal power and to make a specific decision about a specific case, which is usually the job of the courts and not congress, that's an enormous constitutional issue that will require a lot of argument and briefing and then the question of whether terri schiavo has a right to live or a right to die, even if the judge first decides the federal court doors were opened properly, then he has to get into that big question of right to die versus right to life under the constitution and that's a very big question and very complicated, so there's going to have to be briefing and argument, but all that said, if he is so minded, he could do this very rapidly, and allow these emergency appeals. There could even be an emergency appeal on this initial emergency order to not reconnect her even temporarily to preserve her health wile all the bigger issues are being considereD. There could be an appeal right now and probably will bE. In fact, they filed preliminary papers already in the court of -- federal court of appeals, to put back the feeding tube as an emergency matteR.
Kiran: Paul rothstein, please stick around. Georgetown university law professor. We're going to take a quick break. We're getting word from the associated press that the federal judge deciding on terri schiavo's fate refused an order to reinsert terri schiavo's feeding tube, that was an emergency request filed by her parents. The final outcome still not known as we're hearing from
That was on a different issue, and they didn't have jurisdiction. However, they do have appellate jurisdiction over anything that comes out of the federal courts, so I doubt they will refuse a review of a Circuit Court decision.
Are you surprised your non-Clintonista president and governor haven't granted a stay of execution?
After all, we've trashed federalism...why not sovereignty?
And you, too, can say, "I was there when Conservatism died..."
But wasn't that because it was in a State Court?
This is now in a Fed Court
so true. Well put
If she dies, I hope the Feds think about bringing civil rights charges, at the very least, against Schiavo if it can be proved the lied at any time during this travesty.
People need to remember the influence of Hillary on that administration and her pre-occupation and strong ties with the culture of death. Her senate term ends in 2006 and she may run for president in 2008.
He's already decided the case. I just checked the court's website and the written decision isn't posted yet, but the lawyers may have received the decision. The next stop is the 11th circuit in Atlanta.
Bush ought to just pardon her. Sign an executive order commuting her death sentence. Let the lawyers argue over what it means.
Imus on MSNBC also covering.
It would have been unconstitutional for him to rule otherwise. And this ruling respects Terri's wishes. Good call, judge.
Both--the case has been refused by the USSC, and they've been ruled against by the Florida supremes.
"He will let her die while he does a leisurely review of the evidence, break for lunch, play with his grandchildren, maybe take in a movie to break the stress."
Considering the fact he is a Clinton appointee, he would also be headed to the day spa for a mudbath and manicure and also taking a little "me-time" to watch Ellen on Oh!.
But there are just so many hours in a day, looks like design to me, slowing the process down by the judge assuring her death.
We live in a sick world don't we.
What if her husband is lying?
Trusting you're a legal scholar, perhaps you can explain this in a sentence or two.
Yes, because isn't it every
King's President's right to interfere in the lives of his citizens and block their preferences?
Another victory for the pro-death liberals. And Clinton's legacy continues on. How sad.
Yes, I know the USSC has refused to hear the case. The Schindlers legal options are quickly closing.
I have noticed that W and Jeb are trying 'within the law' to save her.
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