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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Sleep, O Sleep, in the calm of all calm....

According to the U.S. Government, there was a clear intent behind Pub. L. No. 103-9:
Congress conferred jurisdiction upon this Court specifically to consider the "right[s] of Theresa Marie Schiavo" in a suit brought by her parents, and has directed this Court to detennine her federal rights de novo, "without any delay or abstention," without regard to any prior state court determination, and without regard to whether any federal claim has previously been raised....Congress' clear intent that this Court resolve Plaintiffs' claims will be defeated unless an injunction issues requiring that Theresa Schiavo be providcd food and nutrition during the pendency of this suit, because otherwise she will not survive long enough for this Court to " 'physically discharge its. . . duties,"' Klay, 376 F.3d at 1100.
In simpler terms, the whole purpose of the statute was to get a judicial order directing Terri Schiavo be kept alive by all means necessary.

Which directly contradicts the Senatorial record on this bill (scroll down to page 6).

And now word comes that Judge Greer, as expected, has refused to give Jeb Bush custody of Ms. Schiavo. This matter is, finally, over; at least legally.


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