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Writ of Quo Warranto Hearing 

How Will Judge Greer Rule? By Florida Law or Scientology Policy?

Wednesday, June 16, 2003

The following report is from the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation as reported in the Hospice Patients Alliance Newsletter June 16, 2004, (vol. II). My notes are in brackets:

This morning, a one hour hearing has been scheduled in the Sixth Judicial Circuit to address the Writ of Quo Warranto filed by attorney Pat Anderson on behalf of Bob and Mary Schindler. Michael Schiavo's attorneys have asked that the court dismiss this writ.

The intent of this writ is to compel Michael Schiavo to explain what authority he maintains as guardian of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. 

The state of Florida mandates that a guardian file an annual plan of care with the courts prior to the year addressed. However, Michael Schiavo has not done so in a number of years and has petitioned for numerous extensions long past the required filing dates on others. On June 1, 2004, his attorney, Deborah Bushnell, filed notice of plans for 2001 through 2002 and 2002 through 2003. With that, attorneys representing Mr. Schiavo want the writ of Quo Warranto dismissed as moot.

[Suddenly, Michael's attorneys want to "look legal" and scurried to file some guardianship plans—years late. This does not remedy the fact that the law has been violated for years at Terri's expense.]

However, as the law mandates such plans to be filed PRIOR to the year addressed, the Schindler family feels that this issue is anything but moot.

[The Florida statures are clear on this matter—and always have been. What is also clear is Judge Greer's pattern of violating the statutes regarding Terri's protections under the law.]

Furthermore, Terri recently had 5 teeth extracted. In a faxed notification to the Schindler's attorney, Deborah Bushnell stated that an oral surgeon declared the deterioration of Terri's teeth to be from 'nonuse'.

[What is the name of the oral surgeon who made such a bogus claim that Terri's teeth deteriorated (decayed to the point of root death?) due to 'nonuse'? I suppose the identity of this individual is top-secret. Who is he affiliated with? 

If the word "deteriorated" does not mean that all five of Terri's teeth were indeed dead, then those that were not dead should have been restored (repaired) rather than pulled. No ethical oral surgeon will pull teeth that can be restored. I assume Pat Anderson has seen Terri's dental records. When a lawsuit is filed, such information is needed for discovery.]

The Schindlers have argued for years in court that Terri has not received proper dental care or hygiene.

[Yes, and such arguments for years should not be needed. Judge Greer is perfectly aware of Terri's rights as an incapacitated Florida citizen. No attorney should have to present arguments in an attempt to persuade Judge Greer to behave as a judge (rather than an agent for the Scientologists) and rule in accordance with the guardianship laws that are already on the books!]

Since the extraction of her teeth, no effort has been made to fit Terri with a partial denture or any other appliance to prevent further serious complications. This is a violation of Florida Statute 744.3215 which states that an incapacitated person retains the right to necessary services and rehabilitation. 

[This is also in accordance with Scientology's policy that disabled people like Terri have an urge toward death. If the incapacitated want to die (as Scientologists believe) then it makes no sense to maintain their good health. See: Scientology Treats Terri Schindler Schiavo as if She is Already Dead]

I will send an update on the outcome of this hearing as soon as possible. The petition for the Writ of Quo Warranto can be read here: Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto

update: Judge Greer ruled by Scientology policy. He dismissed the Writ of Quo Warranto. 


See: Florida Law Vs Scientology Policy

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