Before it's too late.
erri Schindler-Schiavo has the right to a new trial in federal district court under the law enacted last Monday
. However, she will not be able to exercise that right if she is allowed to die before her case can be fully heard and decided.
Moreover, it is the duty of the federal government to ensure that no state or federal official, under color of law, deprives any citizen of the United States of his rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. Such official includes a judge.
Therefore, in accordance with the constitutional requirement that he take care that the laws be faithfully executed, the President of the United States is authorized to order appropriate law enforcement officials to ensure that Terri Schindler-Schiavo is able to exercise her right to have that new trial. This includes protecting her against harm from a denial of food, water, medicine, and proper treatment.
In order to fulfill this duty and defend her life, as well as secure substantial justice, it is necessary that those law enforcement officials take her into protective custody and provide for her health-care needs while her case is in the federal judicial system.
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