Many thanks to
The library faculty and staff at the Florida State University College of Law, especially Mary McCormick, Trisha Simonds, Marin Dell, Margaret Clark, Anne Bardolph, Robin Gault, Faye Jones, and Jon Lutz. You are extraordinary. Your research and acquisition skills are positively gymnastic.
Larry Churchill, for inviting me to write this book. It has been a challenging and rewarding endeavor.
Kathy Cerminara, of Nova Southeastern University Law School, for her amazing grasp of end-of-life law and her willingness to share it so readily in answer to my e-mails with the subject line “quick question—,” although there are really no quick answers in this field.
Kenneth Goodman and the University of Miami Ethics Programs, for helping to obtain the trial transcript of the original 2000 hearing before Judge George Greer.
Both Professors Cerminara and Goodman, for their incredible Web site that posted resources on the Schiavo case as the controversy unfolded.
Aline Kalbian and John Corrigan, of the religion faculty at FSu, for their encouragement and advice.
My editor at the University of North Carolina Press, Sian Hunter, for helping shape this book and for all her insights.
Norman L. Cantor, Professor Emeritus of Rutgers School of Law, whom I've joined on several panels to discuss the Schiavo case and other end-of-life problems. While Professor Cantor and I come out differently on so many issues, his work and his conversation