Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, March 21, 2005

Hearing Ended - No News Yet

According to Fox News Live, the Hearing in Tampa has just ended, but no statements have yet been issued!

Right Wing Nut Job

18 Comments:

  • While we wait, check out Maureen Dowds latest rant here:
    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/3/21/93816.shtml

    Funny how democrats will conviently read the constitution to include international opinion, but won't use it in Terri's case.

    Also, here is a link to Terri reacting to Mr. Schindler after her feeding tube was removed.

    http://www.frc.org/DL/20-MAR-05__EF05C38_0003AAE3-2D4F-123E-84811014AC14F856.mp3

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 5:14 PM  

  • Sherri - Most of us jut pay lip service to the current events that we post about; but you, girl, have truly shown your commitment to Terri's cause. I commend you for your dedication.

    By Anonymous redstateredneck, at 5:48 PM  

  • Via Bloomberg:

    "U.S. Judge in Schiavo Case Withholds Ruling on Feeding Tube

    March 21 (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge declined for now to order a feeding tube reinserted in Terri Schiavo, the brain- damaged Florida woman who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years.

    U.S. District Judge James Whittemore, after hearing arguments for about two hours in Tampa, gave no indication of how soon he may act on a request by Schiavo's parents to order the tube inserted.

    ``I will not tell you when, how or how long it will take,'' Whittemore said."

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=armeASY1LXJo&refer=us

    I just heard Terry on Hannity. He was calling the judge a she. What's up?

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 5:50 PM  

  • This seems like very bad news. Apparently the judge is not going to immediately rule. He also told Terri's lawyer : ""I think you'd be hard-pressed to convince me that you have a substantial likelihood" of the parents' lawsuit succeeding, the judge said"

    yahoo news

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 5:54 PM  

  • Levi,

    The judge obviously doesn't see this as an emergency, or he wouldn't have waited until 3PM to even hear the case.

    That's my take anyway.

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 5:56 PM  

  • Bush could have signed the Schiavo legislation in Texas, but preferred to cut his vacation short and make the dramatic trip back to the White House just for this occasion.

    To recap, Osama bin Laden, Israel, war, and devastation? Vacation on. The religious right wants action on a woman who has been in vegetative state for 15 years? Vacation off. The man has his priorities.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:14 PM  

  • Bush could have signed the Schiavo legislation in Texas, but preferred to cut his vacation short and make the dramatic trip back to the White House just for this occasion.

    To recap, Osama bin Laden, Israel, war, and devastation? Vacation on. The religious right wants action on a woman who has been in vegetative state for 15 years? Vacation off. The man has his priorities.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:19 PM  

  • About Judge Whittemore:

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Brain%20Damaged%20Woman%20Judge

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 6:33 PM  

  • Opportunity to catch Osama = zero.
    Opportunity to end bombing in Israel = zero.
    Opportunity to complete war = zer0.
    Opportunity to erase devastation = zero.

    Opportunity to save the life of an innocent American victim = priceless.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 6:35 PM  

  • RWNJ, this judge is surely dragging his feet. Are there any other recourses if he says no? Heard Randall Terry is in Tallahassee (sp?) to drum up support for a bill for Jeb to sign. If this judge says no is it all over?
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:32 PM  

  • blogsforterri has a note on what else can be done via Fla legis. Tried to cut and paste, no luck.
    marine momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:42 PM  

  • MM -- the judge is required by the statute to look at the evidence de novo -- as from the beginning. There need to be new cat scans and mris and pet scans and swallowing tests. How on Earth can he fulfill this responsibility if Terri is dead. I cannot see how he has not ordered her fed. In a capital case, do you execute somebody while the case is heard? I believe that this analogy is precise.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 7:42 PM  

  • MM - you can appeal to the 5th (or is it the 11th) circuit. But that is at least another day of starving Terri, and the judge can drag his heels over whatever they require. If Judge Whittemore wishes to kill her, there is little practical judicial recourse.

    By Blogger levi from queens, at 7:44 PM  

  • levi, maybe he wants to see a beginning pattern of either no therapy or that she is not brain dead? I did think that he'll drag this out until she does die.
    MM

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:46 PM  

  • The latest from Michael Schiavo:

    http://www.sptimes.com/2005/03/20/Tampabay/Schiavo___Come_down__.shtml

    "Terri died 15 years ago," Schiavo said, referring to the collapse and cardiac arrest that doctors say virtually destroyed her brain. "It's time for her to be with the Lord like she wanted to be."

    Now why didn't he think that during the malpractice suit?

    By Anonymous Sarah D., at 7:52 PM  

  • I don't think anyone played it straight during the malpractice suit. Isn't that also the suit where the Schindlers agreed with the PVS assessment?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:20 PM  

  • I see that Anon mouse is being busy again with the silly and less than truthful opinions.

    Terri did not die 15 years ago, but I feel certain that M S wants to think that way to justify his attempt to complete the job that he started 15 years ago.

    If he thought that she was dead at that time why did he pursue a lawsuit to take care of her? Wait I know the answer to that question: MONEY. He wanted to make something from the woman he hates so much that he denies her every possible comfort to help with her disability.

    Terri is not brain dead. Terri is not dead. She is alive. The court does not have the right to sanction the denial of basic needs such as nutrition and hydration.

    By Blogger Maggie, at 9:47 PM  

  • I predict that James D. Whittemore (United States District Judge handling the Terri Schiavo case) will dismiss the case, rule that the act of Congress and the law they passed is unconstitutional. He will remand the case back to Judge Greer and wash his hands. He may or may not further rule that all the subpoenas that Congressional Committees issued are invalid and can be ignored.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 12:12 AM  

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