Judge With Some Common Sense


Pinellas Circuit Court Chief Judge David Demers ordered that the feeding tube remain in place past a 1 p.m. deadline while fellow Judge George Greer, who is presiding over the Schiavo case, deals with conflicting legal issues.

The delay came after U.S. Senate and House committees in the Republican-controlled Congress issued subpoenas for Schiavo, her husband, Michael Schiavo, and her caregivers to appear at hearings on March 25 and March 28 which would in effect keep her alive for the time being.

“It is a contempt of Congress to prevent or discourage someone from following the subpoena that’s been issued,” David Gibbs, the attorney for her parents, said Friday morning. “What the U.S. Congress is saying is, `We want to see Terri Schiavo.’”

For previous material and updates to the updates can be read here.

UPDATE: US Congress finally steps in.

THE ANGEL OF DEATH, Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer has spoken:
Mar 18, 2:05 PM (ET)

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) – The presiding judge in the case of Terri Schiavo ruled Friday that the feeding tube keeping the brain-damaged woman alive must be removed despite efforts by congressional Republicans to block the move by seeking her appearance at hearings.


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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Judge With Some Common Sense”

    1. Tomahawk on March 18th, 2005 3:39 pm

      Judge Demers defeated Judge Greer for the position of Chief Judge a few weeks ago. It is no secret that they do not like eachother one bit.

      St. Petersburg Times Article

    2. Tomahawk on March 18th, 2005 3:40 pm

      Sorry about messing up the margins.

    3. » Blog Archive » TRIBUTE on March 18th, 2005 3:54 pm

      [...] ed her feeding tube remain in place…only to have that order ignored by Judge Greer. The guys at ScaredMonkeys have a nice roundup. It will be interesting if Judge Demers rides in [...]

    4. Scared Monkeys » Blog Archive » I Spoke Too Soon on March 18th, 2005 4:41 pm

      [...] portant than leaving early for Easter Break. They are supposed to defend the defenseless. Even more information This entry was posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2 [...]

    5. Tom on March 18th, 2005 5:07 pm

      No problems Tomohawk . Fixed it!

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