Thursday, August 13, 2009

Appeal Update: Emily's Mom Admits Florida Did Not Have Jurisdiction

I received the brief from Sheila's attorney, Kim Banister a couple of days ago and had a flip through.

Within the brief, it is conceded that Florida was NOT the home state when the British High Court sent her to Florida but after 6 years, Emily should stay in the US now - my efforts are nothing more than sour grapes.

SIX years of legal conniving and gymnastics and after so much time has been wasted while Emily has been allowed to go blind in her eye, the argument from the mother is, she's been here too long so she should stay, oh and we can't send her back to the British High Court and tell THEM they made a mistake.

First off - the British High Court did not make a mistake - Barbara Greig, the US Government official tasked with filing Hague Convention applications deliberately misled the British authorities claiming Florida held jurisdiction over Emily - she knew or ought to have known that it did not. The mother also lied about Florida being where she had been living for 6 months as did Barbara Greig - this is fraud.

Second - I am interested to see what Sean and David Goldman's supporters and the Congress of the United States have to say about this argument. After all - if an American court is going to find that Emily has to now stay here, what about Sean Goldman in Brazil?

What about all the rest of the children taken out of America and held for so long - is the principal going to be established that it is OK to abduct children to America and as long as you hang on long enough you win?

If it works this way it works for all those abductors stealing children out of America too.

There is a post script - Sean Goldman has not been given to a pedophile - he has not been denied medical treatment and allowed to go blind and his father has not been arrested by the Brazilian authorities or been banned from entering Brazil.
Here in America, all this things and more have been done to Emily Rose and that is simply not right.


goneaway said...

Glad to see that there is movement on your case. I dont think that Charlotte's defense will work, however, her lies have worked before in the court. Would love nothing less than to see her reprimanded for being untruthful in the court of law. However, we know that wont happen. Anyway, great news. I hope that it works out the way that it needs to work out for you. I know that it has been a long road coming.

mammabear said...

This makes me so angry that I keep deleting what I've typed!!!

Emerald's Blog'O'Mania said...

It is disturbing that the United States, under the guise of free nation principles, would not only lie under The Hague, but fail to hold true its values placed upon Brazil by the US Congress. I believe that the US courts should immediately return Emily to her rightful father, and be sent home to the United Kingdom. If the courts fail to abide by the rules they have established for other nations, then the United States will continue to lose moral ground throughout the world.

As a former victim of domestic parental kidnapping, I can state clearly, with personal conviction and intimate knowledge, children never acclimate, only survive in their abducted environment. The poor choice the Unites States court make now will affect Emily the rest of her life, negatively.

Ken Connelly
Author, Throwing Stones; parental child abduction through the eyes of a child.