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April 29, 2005

FL Supreme Court Cant See The Forest Through The Medical Records

Posted in: Judicial,Politics

The Florida Supreme Court has done it this time. By what can only be deemed as making rulings for political reasons the Court today stated that they refused to hear Conservative Talk Radio Icon Rush Limbaugh’s appeal regarding the seizure of his medical records. First we had the Florida Election in 2000, The Terri Schiavo matter and now Rush. Do these people understand they have created precedent and that they have opened everyone’s medical records, not just Rush’s?

Update: I’m going to have to agree with McGehee, Rush get out of FL.

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it will not consider an appeal from conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh over prosecutors’ seizure of his medical records during an investigation into whether he illegally purchased painkillers.

The 4-3 order did not explain the court’s reasoning.

Limbaugh’s attorney had argued that an appeals court misconstrued Florida law when it ruled prosecutors could obtain the records with search warrants.

“The consequences of this ruling affect the privacy of medical records for every person in Florida,” Simon said. “Some of the most personal things in our lives are contained in our medical records and if they’re not related to what a government agency is investigating, then it should remain nobody’s business.”
Limbaugh’s attorney, Roy Black, said in a statement that Limbaugh should not have to sacrifice his privacy to prove his innocence.

He has accused Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer, a Democrat, of leading a politically motivated investigation against him and labeled it “a fishing expedition.” He took a break from his afternoon radio show on Thursday for a doctor’s appointment and made no comment about the ruling. The show has 20 million listeners a week and is heard on nearly 600 radio stations

Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent; you should be scared out of your mind if you live in Florida. The FL Supreme Court has made your medical records and what you relay to your physician, all that is held to be privileged and confidential, as fair game to any malicious prosecutor with a political agenda.

UPDATE: Statement released by Rush Limbaugh’s attorney Roy Black

Update: I agree with McGehee on this one, Rush get out of FL.

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