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Posted on 03/24/2005 10:24:20 AM PST by spycatcher
STARVATION: DAY 7
Jeb Bush urged to intervene immediately
Keyes, Klayman in Tallahassee for face-to-face meeting
Posted: March 24, 2005
11:35 a.m. Eastern
With legal and legislative options apparently exhausted, former Judicial Watch chairman Larry Klayman and former presidential candidate Alan Keyes are in Florida's capital trying to persuade Gov. Jeb Bush to use his executive powers to save Terri Schaivo's life.
Klayman, a candidate last year for the U.S. Senate from Florida, believes that since Bush "is the supreme executive power of the state of Florida, he has the right and duty to step in and, in effect, pardon Terri Schaivo from the death sentence that has been unduly placed upon her by the court system."
The Schaivo case presents a "vacuum" for the judicial system, Klayman and Keyes contend, because it "failed to act to save Terri's life" and "all Americans that want to see justice done would like for that vacuum to be filled before it is too late."
In a unanimous decision, just announced, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request from Terri Schiavo's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, for an emergency order allowing Schiavo's feeding tube to be reinserted.
Klayman met with Bush's general counsel yesterday afternoon to outline the legal justification for Bush to act and present a legal brief prepared by Keyes.
They expect to meet with Bush today to "stress that time is of the essence, that Terri can die at any moment."
Keyes wrote a column published this morning by WorldNetDaily, arguing for Bush to step in and save Schiavo amid judicial abuse of the separation of powers.
Larry Klayman is legal counsel for William Greene's RightMarch.com and Alan Keyes' Declaration Alliance, both advocates for saving Schiavo's life.
Yesterday, religious and political groups banded together to urge Gov. Bush and his brother, President Bush, to use their executive powers to order police to take Terri Schiavo into protective custody.
As WorldNetDaily reported, the Florida judge who has consistently ruled against efforts to keep Terri Schiavo alive has said no to an effort by the state's Department of Children and Families to rescue the brain-injured woman by physically removing her, but a department spokeswoman says the state agency still could take action without judicial approval.
Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer said the state cannot take Schiavo into custody, nor provide her food or water.
The possible "rescue" scenario emerged today with Schiavo now in her sixth day without food or water. Florida's DCF indicated it might remove the brain-injured woman, by force if necessary, from the hospice where she has lived the past five years.
At a news conference yesterday, Gov. Bush confirmed the DCF, under his authority, was considering the move.
Bush said new information had come to light warranting intervention, including a review of Terri Schiavo's condition by neurologist Dr. William Cheshire, who claims she may have been misdiagnosed. Cheshire believes Schiavo to be in a "minimally conscious state," not a "persistent vegetative state" as courts have determined.
"It is imperative that she be stablized so the DCF team can fulfill their statute to review the facts surrounding the case," Bush said.
Will Jeb take the Pontius Pilate approach to this problem? Happy Easter!
Klayman and Keyes? Wow! What's going on, everyone that finished poorly in a US Senate race last year congregating in Florida? LOL Seems like I remember that Bob Smith (former GOP Senator from NH) lives in Florida now too.
We will never be able to call ourselves good, smart or humane again if we knuckle under to these judicial nazis and their rotten lawyers.
I hope someone works Jeb over really good--not in the physical sense--but gives him some ideas, courage, balls, whatever--to do what needs to be done.
Considering recent events, they are probably reconsidering living in Florida!
Seeing Larry Klayman's name associated with this is almost enough to cause me to abandon all faith.
When the fit hits the shan, I wish this guy would just stay the hell home. He's nothing but a jinx.
it doesnt look too good if Jeb Bush needs to be "urged or persuaded" to stop these ghouls from killing terri.
That's the exactly what comes to my mind as well. Is Jeb washing his hands right now?
Who says we are good now? 40 million killed American children and counting. Terri should be saved.
Sure feels like it....
Why isn't that Scott Peterson of a husband being investigated??? Couldn't charges be brought and Terry given protection?
Are there two bigger nuts out there than Klayman and Keyes?
who exactly is "her" in the quote ?
The state of Florida is mandating the death of a mentally disabled woman, everything else is irrelevant.
Terri, of course.
Randall Terry, Alan Keyes,Larry Klaymen and Tom Delay
are the faces of the Republican party at this time.
A custom made ad for the demos in 2006.
Keyes and Klayman are both showmen in a sense, but they have sharp minds.
blah blah blah. Dems won't win in '06.
I guess the Demorats will forget all about the last 6 years of President Bush in 2006.
Pssst. Hey Alan and Larry. We REALLY, REALLY like killing people here in Kentucky!
(Okay, not really, but maybe that will keep them away from here. LOL)
I agree...the Republicans could lose by beating themselves.
I do think Keyes has a sharp mind, Klayman I'm not so sure of. I do know Klayman is an extremely ineffective litigator.
Where is Janet Reno now ?
Down here in Texas the family doesn't get a choice. The medical people make the decision.
I can see the made scramble of Florida retirees to their lawyers to get their wills, and whatever else they need to ensure they are not starved to death.
Larry Klayman is always around to get into the picture when all hope is gone. He similarly tried to help Elian. He is like the angel of death legally.
I'm not going to judge Jeb Bush in this situation. I don't know how I would react if I were in his position. He has probably stepped in further than any other Governor would. I think he has been trying to take as many legal steps as he can before he has to do something drastic. I think we all know where the Bush family stands in this issue and they deserve our prayers while we are praying for Terri and her family.
If he had acted boldly last week, he might have been able to harvest some gravitas.
Weaklings don't win( except for Jimmy Carter)
I am waiting to see the breaking news:
A Florida Woman at the center of a right to die dispute has died.
I pray for her and her family. How horrific this is.
Jeb Bush, act now.
The right decision may well be fatal for Jeb.
We went to the state attorney's office - Bernie McCabe (sp), in Pinellas County, and, if I remember correctly, they were not very kind about him getting back to us. They told..my father..even if Terri was a victim of strangulation, there's a 4-year statute of limitations which would protect Michael.I don't know if this could be revisited if new facts come out during the DCF investigation.
I couldn't agree more....does this mean, now, all disabled people who can't lift a fork or spoon will be sentenced to death, as well?? Even people on death row are given a "last meal"...and how many people in THIS country have been jailed for starving animals?? This is just unacceptable. The "husband" has denied all rehab, last rites....and WHY will he be able to collect insurance money???
Oh, Lord, please give great courage for someone with the power to act, please do not let evil thriumph!
I couldn't agree with you more. Act before she becomes damaged any further.
That was my first impression... that his involvement is like the kiss of death.
All the medical and legal experts running around here with their hair on fire must realize that he knows what he is legally able to do. He has the whole of state government at his disposal. If there is a way to intervene LEGALLY, I'm sure he will do it. I do not expect, nor would I accept his going outside the law.
the final result of this insanity has to be stopped for many reasons
OMG, how did I miss him? Thanks for the correction.
Would you like him to break the law if there is no legal way for him to intervene?
I don't see Jeb giving up. I believe he is exhausting all of his options BEFORE moving in to get her in custody.
EFF Greer!! Eff all of these judges that don't allow new evidence.
Something needs to be done.
Don't get me wrong. I like Jeb Bush and I do think he has been trying but it hasn't been effective so far. Judge Greer is not over him. Surely as governor he has powers that he can use. Now I know some think Alan Keyes is a nut, and I think on some things he is too, but he says that there are things Jeb can do as governor to save this girl. I believe him. He may be a little bit nutty but he's not stupid. I hope his talks with Jeb will help. It's all we got right now.
I was trying to avoid that phraseology.
As I said in a previous thread, I cannot see any downside to acting "outside the law" in this case.
Not entirely correct, according to a thread here yesterday. They have to provide 10 days notice to the guardian and the case has to go before an ethics review board before any action is taken. The guardian basically has 10 days to find another facility that will take the patient.
I hate to say it, but Larry Klayman doesn't strike me as someone who's striking fear into the heart of Judge Greer.
Klayman is the Mario Mendoza of legal action.
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