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  • Decisions Upend Judges' Lives (Judge George Greer at AMA Annual Meeting)

    08/19/2007 3:41:17 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 261 replies · 3,015+ views
    CAL Law ^ | August 13, 2007 | Mike McKee
    More than two years after enraging right-wing groups by ordering Terry Schiavo's feeding tube removed, George Greer still peers over his shoulder nervously at times. In fact, the Florida judge told a rapt audience Friday at the American Bar Association's annual meeting, he even used an alias when he registered at his San Francisco hotel on this trip. Two years ago, he said, someone in the Bay Area threatened to kill him over his decision to end life support for the brain-damaged Schiavo. And even though that person was prosecuted and jailed, Greer said, he's taking no chances. "It is...
  • Judicial comment sets Crist apart

    07/31/2005 3:38:47 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 720 replies · 7,778+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 31, 2005 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    TALLAHASSEE - It was one of the shortest speeches of Charlie Crist's career, but as a campaign for governor unfolds, it may prove to be one of the most memorable. Two weeks ago, the Republican attorney general and candidate for governor gave a late-night speech to a roomful of lawyers in Miami where he referred to the judges in the Terri Schiavo case as "heroes." Crist insists he wasn't endorsing court rulings that prevented the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube from being reconnected, but critics view it differently. And by appearing to break his silence in the Schiavo case, Crist has...
  • Ex-Pinellas sheriff plans run for attorney general

    05/10/2005 6:34:32 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 7 replies · 422+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 10, 2005 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    TALLAHASSEE - State Rep. Everett Rice of Treasure Island, who served 16 years as Pinellas County sheriff, is running for attorney general. His announcement came the same day Attorney General Charlie Crist filed to run for governor. Rice joins two other Republican lawmakers, Rep. Joe Negron of Stuart and Sen. Burt Saunders of Naples, in seeking to replace Crist. None is well-known statewide, and no Democrat has announced. "The job's coming open, and I had a lot of respect for Charlie Crist. He's leaving it and a lot of people have asked me to do it," Rice said. "I think...
  • Schiavo judge's other 'right-to-die' case

    04/07/2005 8:16:31 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 155 replies · 2,809+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 24, 2005
    Judge George Greer, the Florida county jurist at the center of the Terri Schiavo case, ruled against a woman who was fighting to keep her husband alive in 2000. While Greer has ruled consistently with husband Michael Schiavo, who seeks to terminate his wife's life by depriving of her of food and water, the parallel case suggests the judge may have a predisposition to removal of any life-support devices rather than an inclination toward the legal guardian. The 2000 case heard by Greer involved the life of St. Petersburg lawyer Blair Clark, a University of South Florida professor. After suffering...
  • Scientology, The Clearwater Bar Association and Judge Greer

    03/12/2005 11:02:46 PM PST · by Dixielander · 300 replies · 11,175+ views ^ | 7/24/04 edited 2/4/05 | Unknown
    Scientology, The Clearwater Bar Association, and Judge Greer Judge George W. Greer presides over Florida's Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. He is known internationally for the Terri Schindler Schiavo guardianship case. Pat Anderson, former attorney for the Schindlers, characterized Judge Greer's unprecedented rulings as "The Rule of Terri's Case." The Clearwater Bar Association is delighted with Judge Greer's performance in this particular case. They presented the John U. Bird award to the Pinellas-Pasco Circuit judge on May 15, 2004. This prestigious award, which is the Clearwater bar's highest honor for a judge, was granted to Judge Greer for the way he...
  • Actor Mel Gibson voices support for Terri Schiavo

    03/12/2005 4:16:32 PM PST · by amdgmary · 61 replies · 2,269+ views
    Florida Baptist Witness ^ | March 12, 2005 | JONI B. HANNIGAN
    PINELLAS PARK (FBW) — Hollywood's Mel Gibson, producer of The Passion of The Christ, lent his support Friday to Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman at the center of the euthanisia debate that is heating up this week with an approaching Mar. 18 date set to begin her starvation process. Speaking at a prayer vigil in front of the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park where Terri resides, her father, Bob Schlindler, told participants in the rally that Mel Gibson telephoned him Mar. 11 and said he supported the family's efforts to save their daughter. In addition he prepared a statement to...
  • Judge says DCF can't intervene in Terri Schiavo case

    03/10/2005 12:22:56 PM PST · by amdgmary · 657 replies · 9,209+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2005 | Mitch Stacy
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A judge ruled Thursday that the state's social services agency cannot delay the removal of the feeding tube keeping brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive. The Department of Children & Families had asked for a 60-day delay in the removal of the feeding tube, now scheduled March 18. The agency said it wanted time to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect by the woman's husband, Michael Schiavo. But Circuit Judge George W. Greer ruled that the agency's attempt to get involved at this point was inappropriate and "appears to be brought for the purpose of circumventing the court's...
  • Italian prelate pleads for Terri Schiavo's life

    03/07/2005 12:06:35 PM PST · by amdgmary · 23 replies · 799+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | March 7, 2005
    Vatican, Mar. 07 ( - With a deadline looming for the removal of food and water from a brain-damaged Florida woman, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has asked: "How can anyone who claims to speak of the promotion and protection of rights-- of human life-- remain silent?" Cardinal Renato Martino (bio - news) observed, in a March 7 public statement, that if feeding tubes are removed from Terri Schiavo, "She will die a horrible and cruel death." With a court-ordered date for the removal of those tubes quickly approaching, the cardinal asked: "How then have...
  • Quinlan name resurfaces in Schiavo arguments

    03/03/2005 4:25:53 AM PST · by amdgmary · 83 replies · 1,745+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 3, 2005 | CHRIS TISCH
    CLEARWATER - The name of Karen Ann Quinlan, whose right-to-die case 30 years ago created legal precedent for end-of-life issues, has surfaced again in the case of Terri Schiavo. Schiavo's parents want Judge George Greer to throw out his ruling to remove her feeding tube because his order includes an error about the Quinlan case. Her husband's lawyer called the request invalid and dismissed the error as insignificant. Greer's 2000 order to remove the tube was based on trial testimony from Schiavo's husband and others that she would not want to live on life support. But a friend of Schiavo's,...
  • Activist Judge Greer plays 'God' as arbiter of life and death

    03/01/2005 4:03:04 AM PST · by amdgmary · 15 replies · 981+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | February 28, 2005 | Barbara Kralis
    America suffers from the rule of judges supplanting the rule of law and the will of the people. Men in black robes, rather than legislators, are making and repealing laws. Man's laws and natural laws are being undermined not by legal reasoning but fiat.[2] Let us look at the judicial homicide case of Terri Schiavo. In 'virulent judicial activism,'[3] Circuit Judge George Greer of Pinellas County, Florida has recently stated he is no longer "comfortable" in granting Terri Schiavo another 'stay of execution.' And so, activist Judge Greer next issued a court order mandating that on March 18, 2005, Terri's...
  • Schiavo case nears decision - maybe

    02/23/2005 6:33:21 AM PST · by amdgmary · 45 replies · 908+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | February 23, 2005 | WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE, CHRIS TISCH and LAUREN BAYNE ANDERSON
    A court rules that a feeding tube can be removed, a judge orders a stay, and the legal struggle continues. WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE, CHRIS TISCH and LAUREN BAYNE ANDERSON Published February 23, 2005 PINELLAS PARK - The seven-year legal battle over the fate of Terri Schiavo reaches a critical and familiar juncture today leading either to the end of her life or more legal maneuvers to sustain it. Just days before the 15th anniversary of their daughter's collapse, Bob and Mary Schindler are once again asking a judge today to stop Michael Schiavo from ordering his wife's feeding tube to...
  • A Family's Torment - Terri Schiavo

    02/12/2005 8:05:31 AM PST · by amdgmary · 39 replies · 5,432+ views ^ | Feb 11, 2005
    A Family's Torment - Terri Schiavo The following items are among many very frustrating circumstances that Terri Schiavo’s parents, brother, and sister consider to be abuses of Terri on the part of Michael Schiavo. As a parent, can you imagine having to just be a bystander while these abuses are inflicted on your child? All of these have been condoned by Judge Greer and the Pinellas County officials. Denial of Therapy, Rehabilitation and Necessary Services FS 744.3215 Rights of persons determined incapacitated FS 837.021 Perjury by contradictory statements Records show that in 1992 Michael Schiavo, Terri Schiavo’s legal guardian, sued...
  • Judge denies bid to set aside Schiavo ruling

    02/11/2005 3:51:10 PM PST · by amdgmary · 146 replies · 1,950+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | VICKIE CHACHERE
    Judge denies bid to set aside Schiavo ruling; options narrow VICKIE CHACHERE Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. - A Pinellas judge turned down Friday a request to set aside his order allowing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube be removed, closing another legal avenue to her parents in their quest to keep her alive. Circuit Court Judge George Greer said in a nine-page order that attorneys of parents Robert and Mary Schindler did not have sufficient legal basis to move toward a hearing on the issues they raised last month. The attorneys had asked Greer to set aside his order, which will let...
  • Michael Schiavo Fails To Show For Deposition For Second Time In A Month

    08/23/2004 11:33:27 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 62 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation ^ | August 23, 2004 | Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation
    Monday, August 23, 2004, 2.00PM (GMT-5) Michael Schiavo Fails To Show For Deposition For Second Time In A Month St Petersburg, FL – For a second time in less than a month, Michael Schiavo has failed to appear for a court ordered deposition in the guardianship case of his wife, Terri Schindler-Schiavo. Mr. Schiavo’s deposition was scheduled for today. This makes the third time Schiavo has not complied with a court ordered deposition. In a July 2004 ruling, Judge Greer of Pinellas-Pasco County’s Sixth Judicial Circuit ordered that both Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze (Schiavo’s fiancé since 1997 and mother...
  • Terri Schiavo gets her family back again

    06/04/2004 3:46:51 PM PDT · by amdgmary · 28 replies · 225+ views
    Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation ^ | June 4, 2004 | Volunteers of Terri Schindler Foundation
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2004 Today, Sixth Circuit Judge George W. Greer has ruled that Terri Schiavo's visitation rights should be restored. In his 5 page ruling, Greer states that a 'thorough, complete and competent' investigation by the Clearwater Police Department was conclusive that no 'evidence of anything approaching criminal conduct' existed. You will recall that a press release, issued by attorney George Felos, laid allegations against Terri Schiavo's parents of inflicting puncture wounds on her arms and that she was found disheveled immediately following a visit from her parents on March 29, 2004. An exhaustive inquiry and investigation...
  • Floridians: Show Judge Greer the door!

    05/15/2004 4:47:16 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 29 replies · 697+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 15, 2004 | David N. Bass
    Floridians: Show Judge Greer the door! May 15, 2004 By David N. Bass © 2004 According to, Florida residents will soon be given an opportunity each of us would love to have – the chance to kick an activist judge in the rear end – figuratively, anyway. Florida Circuit Court Judge George Greer is being challenged for the first time in 12 years in the 2004 election. Anyone who has followed the situation surrounding Terri Schiavo in Florida is intimately familiar with Judge Greer. He placed himself smack dab in the midst of the Terri Schiavo controversy last...