Schaivo Case

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Over the last few months, the state of Florida and the Schindlers have grown increasingly desperate to find anyone – anyone – with a medical degree who would say that Terri Schiavo is not in a persistent vegitative state (PVS). So far they’ve found two, the hilariously self-aggrandizing and deceitful Dr. Hammesfahr (complete with his…

Man, I’ve written all these posts about the Terri Schiavo situation and I don’t get a single email telling me what a horrible person I am. Sandefur writes one freaking post on the subject and he gets a deliciously irrational message. See his response here.

Timothy Sandefur returns from his temporary exile to write a long and thoughtful post about the Schiavo situation. And congratulations to him for closing on a new home with his lovely Erin. Jason Kuznicki, meanwhile, has also written a good post on the subject. He concludes with this: For the record, my wishes for the…

Those Damn Non-Activist Judges!

Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy reports an interesting fact: every single judge appointed by either Reagan, Bush 41 or Bush 43 has voted against Terri’s parents in this case. Judge Greer, the original trial judge who controls the case, is himself a fairly conservative Christian. Do you think the folks on the other side…

The good Dr. William Hammesfahr was on Hannity and Colmes the other day, and Sean Hannity made it a point to refer to him as a “Nobel Prize nominee” about, oh, 1400 times in a single hour (a world record, I believe). A few examples: HANNITY: And we’re going to talk to a doctor who…

The Schindlers’ Quack Doctor

Another aspect of the Terri Schiavo situation that hasn’t gotten enough attention is the physician they’ve been using to claim that Terri can get better. And they’ve got themselves a real doozy, William Hammesfahr. The man’s webpage virtually drips with disingenuous self-promotion. I especially love the blaring headline: Dr. Hammesfahr has been identified as “the…

Official Report on Terri Schiavo

This is worth reading, for those who aren’t completely sick of this entire situation. It’s a PDF file of the entire report of the Guardian Ad Litem that Jeb Bush appointed to investigate the entire situation and recommend what the state should do in 2003. Amid the flurry of vicious charges that have been leveled…

God’s Will and Terri Shiavo

As cynical as I am about politics, and as convinced as I am that nearly all politicians think the world revolves around them, I’m still just astonished at the sheer chutzpah of what Rep. Tom Delay, the Republican leader, said to a prominent religious right group on Friday: On Friday, as the leaders of both…

My Thoughts on Terry Schiavo

I’ve not said a word about the Terry Schiavo situation. Frankly, I’m sick to death of hearing about it. And after reading Radley Balko’s take on it, I don’t really have much to say. Balko nailed the situation completely, as far as I’m concerned. He makes several points, all of which I agree with entirely.…