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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Terri Schiavo Has Not Given Up, Neither Are We, says Attorneys and Family

Terri Schiavo Has Not Given Up, Neither Are We, says Attorneys and Family



To: National Desk

Contact: Keith Brickell, Gibbs Law Firm Media Director, 727-399-8300, 727-458-4824 cell, kbrickell@gibbsfirm.com

CLEARWATER, Fl., March 26 /Christian Wire Service/ --

An All-Writs Petition to the Florida Supreme Court will be filed by David Gibbs on behalf of Bob and Mary Schindler this afternoon. This is an appeal of today's decision by Judge Greer.

13 Comments:

  • This is the same court that tried to give Gore the election?
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Marine Momma, at 1:23 PM  

  • I sure hope that this time Gibbs brings ALL the WITNESSES with him to testify to Terri's attempt to speak.......

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:30 PM  

  • yup. the same court that upheld greer's decision blocking dcf from getting terri last wednesday. no hope here.

    By Anonymous FloridaHeat, at 1:30 PM  

  • "where there's life, there's hope"

    Theresa Marie Schindler

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:34 PM  

  • anonymous, Terri herself could walk into the courtroom and tell them she can talk. Greer looked at the evidence in court and decided that she should be killed, and judges are NEVER wrong. Get all that other stuff out of your silly head.

    By Anonymous FloridaHeat, at 1:36 PM  

  • I sure hope that this time Gibbs brings ALL the WITNESSES

    Unless I'm very mistaken about the appeals process, neither party is allowed to raise any different arguments or present any different evidence than they did at the lower court. But I agree with you that Gibbs should have brought affidavits from all the other people in the room (or just outside) to support his claim.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:45 PM  

  • What makes me the maddest, is Greer taking 24 hours to come up with a ruling that he knew the outcome of before he heard the arguments.I think he was hoping Terri would just die,and he would be rid of her. I read that Schiavo intends to cremate her as soon as possible and bury her in Pennsylvania in his family plot. This man is a monster.

    By Anonymous Sadie, at 2:23 PM  

  • Anonymous,
    Unless I'm very mistaken about the appeals process, neither party is allowed to raise any different arguments or present any different evidence than they did at the lower court.

    You raise an interesting point. The determination of fact is the sole purview of the local court. That is the Constitution. Where I believe that Gibbs, etal have failed is that their appeals should not have been based on procedure, but on the question of Court Misconduct. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. But that would be necessary for other courts to re-examine the facts. I have expressed my opinions that Gibbs is not a very good attorney. But that's just my opinion.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:21 PM  

  • This is awful. Pleas we beg of you, put the feeding tube back in .

    By Anonymous Sherri, at 3:25 PM  

  • My head is hurting from reading all the ignorant rants on this page. Anyone who actually took the time to look over any of the original court documents (they're the most informative because they're hype-free -- and they're available on the internet) that lay out the history of this situation would know that numerous caring, concerned professionals--from doctors to judges-- have been involved and have taken their responsibilities very, very seriously. The law gives Michael Schiavo the right to look after the interests of his wife, and court ruling after court ruling have supported this right. Now, one could surmise from the coverage and the chatter about this situation that there are a lot of complexities that surround this case (like, what is pvs, and what is the likelihood of a misdiagnosis, or what does a brain scan that shows very little actual brain left mean, or what are the differences between high brain function and low brain function, and on and on) and say, "A lot of facts have accumulated over 15 years, so I'm obviously not anywhere near as well-informed as the participants, but there must be something to the fact that several judges--conservative ones even-- have affirmed his legal right to do what he is doing." and let it go. Or, you could say "judges like-yes, actively seek-- to kill people, and the hospice is seeking to kill her and Mr. Schiavo is seeking to kill her and they're all evil and there must be a plot and I don't care what her doctors say and I'd rather listen to the opinion of people who don't know the facts of the case or misrepresent the facts of the case but who agree with me and I don't care that feeding tubes are pulled every day--just this one time because only this one is evil and the other ones aren't showing up on Fox anyway, and half the country hates america and I'm RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT!!!" Yeah, I could see how one could go either way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 PM  

  • Anonymous,
    While many of your points may be valid, please realize that only one court has looked at any facts! That is the court of George Greer, who at the time of ruling, was also the Guardian Ad Litem for Terri (her Advocate) and sole jury in the case. All other courts have only measured the procedures in accordance with the law as it existed at the time of Greer's original decisions.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 3:38 PM  

  • oh yes.

    the "the courts say it is legal" argument.

    love that one. The outrage, for me anyway, is that it IS LEGAL! I don't EVER want this kind of treatment to ANYONE- let alone a handicapped woman to be treated in such a way. The system may have "worked," but it failed. It failed Terri.

    It boils down to Felos being a great attorney, the Schindlers not having any idea in the begining what Michael was capable which lead to poor councel for them, and Greer is as biased and at a very high level of conflict of interest. This system failed Terri in many ways. Many unfair things happened to her. There is not any one place to put blame, if any of several circumstances had been played or handled differently, this would not be happening. We ALL have failed Terri.

    note to self:

    always be armed with a better attorney than the other guy, and have each judge checked out thoroughly!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:52 PM  

  • Anonymous,
    always be armed with a better attorney than the other guy, and have each judge checked out thoroughly!

    How astute! I'm sure that just about all of us know people who have been ravaged by the legal system, due to poor counsel. There are many lessons to be learned in this ordeal.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 4:04 PM  

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