Monday, February 14, 2005

TERRI SCHIAVO - Judge violates the law!

According Florida Judicial Canons and Florida Statutes Judge George Greer, the judge in the Shiavo case, cannot act as Terri's guardian. This is in fact what he is doing, opening a door for appeal!

In his latest ruling against the Schiavo family, Judge Greer said ...

"(a) guardian ad litem would tend to duplicate the function of the judge, would add little of value to this process and might cause the process to be influenced by hearsay or matters."

However, according to ProLifeBlogs.Com,

Judge Greer is statutorily prohibited from being the guardian of Terri Schiavo and the 2nd DCA has no discretion to allow him to violate Florida Statutes.

Section 744.309(b) specifically states -

“no judge shall act as guardian after this law becomes effective, except when he or she is related to the ward by blood, marriage or adoption or has maintained a close relationship with the ward or the ward’s family and serves without compensation.”

Is respect for the rule of law in Greer's courtroom lacking?

ProLifeBlogs links to: Schiavo Judge Prohibited From Being Guardian, The Empire Journal.

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