Road to a Kill

The Judge Who Didn’t Pay Attention to Terri Schiavo’s Witnesses

by Lydia McGrew

Four years after Terri Schiavo was killed by dehydration over thirteen days, dying on March 31, 2005, the transcripts of witness testimony from her trial in 2000 have finally become available online. And what the transcripts reveal—in full detail and in a form everyone can read—is a shocking tale of bias and sheer incompetence on the part of Judge George Greer.

Greer’s written opinion from the trial has been available online for years, ever since Terri’s case became a cause célèbre. But it has been impossible to evaluate his reasoning without access to the testimony on . . .

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Lydia McGrew is a homemaker and homeschooling mother living in Michigan. Her publications in analytic philosophy, many co-written with her husband, Tim, have appeared in journals such as Mind, Erkenntnis, and Philosophia Christi. In her spare time, she blogs at What's Wrong with the World (www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net).

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