Terri Schiavo Judge George Greer to Speak at Jury Trial Conference

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 5, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 5
, 2007

Dallas, TX (LifeNews.com) — Judge George Greer continues to travel the lecture circuit despite his controversial ruling allowing Terri Schiavo’s former husband to kill her via euthanasia. Greer is slated to speak at a national summit concerning jury trials, even though he unilaterally allowed the taking of Terri’s life without a jury deliberation.

Greer will be one of the speakers at next month’s National Jury Summit hosted by the American Board of Trial Advocates.

The conference is an opportunity for legal experts to discuss the threats to the jury system.

The presentations will deal with the civil jury system, factors causing its deterioration, the benefits of preserving the jury trial, and what changes are needed to bring about recovery.

ABTA lists Judge Greer as the first in the line of speakers at the conference.

According to a press release of the event LifeNews.com obtained, ABTA says Greer "will address judicial independence and the civil jury system. He will discuss how the Terri Schiavo case and other recent events impact and damage the civil jury system in America."

Despite Greer’s condemning Terri to a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death, Greer was also a featured speaker at Loyola Law School Los Angeles last June.

There, Greer instructed members of the mainstream media in how to report on significant legal stories like the battle over Terri’s life.

According to a statement from the school provided to LifeNews.com, Greer served on the faculty of the inaugural "Journalist Law School" at Loyola. The journalist law school was a three day long intensive seminar for reporters who write on the government, the courts, and individual court cases.

Journalists from CNN, CBS News, ABC News Radio, Bloomberg WNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Daily News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution attended the conference.

Greer also previously came under fire for speaking engagements at a bioethics forum at the University of Pennsylvania and a local Bar Association event in Florida.

Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler has said that his family saw Greer’s "pro-euthanasia, pro-death bias" for years during the legal battle and indicated the bias "tempered his decisions in my sister’s case and caused him to unethically, immorally and illegally ordered her to die."

"How can any citizens of Florida have confidence that Judge Greer will remain unbiased now that he is on the speaking circuit justifying the killing of an innocent, disabled woman without any proof of her consent?" Schindler asked.

Schindler said Greer’s public speaking "makes a mockery of the entire judicial system" and "certainly shows his bias against the disabled."

ACTION: You can protest Greer’s ABTA speaking engagement by emailing ABTA Executive Director Brian Tyson at [email protected]. You can also contact the group at: American Board of Trial Advocates, 2001 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75201, or call (800) 932-2682 or fax a letter to 214-871-6025.

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – https://www.terrisfight.org