This certainly seems to be the right decision:
Palm Beach County prosecutors decide to charge Rush Limbaugh for his prescription drug use, they’ll have to do it without questioning the conservative radio host’s doctors about his medical condition, a judge ruled Monday.
Prosecutors can subpoena Limbaugh’s physicians in connection with a “doctor shopping” investigation but can’t ask them many meaningful questions unless the Palm Beach resident has been charged, Circuit Judge David Crow ruled.
If prosecutors charge Limbaugh with illegally obtaining overlapping prescriptions from different doctors, his physicians can be subpoenaed and fully questioned at a deposition, hearing or trial, Crow wrote.
Until then, the doctors can’t be asked about “the medical condition of the patient [or] any information disclosed to the healthcare practitioner by the patient in the course of the care and treatment of the patient,” Crow wrote.
Of course, these prosecutors have been such partisan hacks I assume the first thing they will do is charge Limbaugh with a series of crimes without any evidence. Never in history has someone who admitted addiction, gone to treatment to dealt with it, and moved on successfully with his/her life been hounded like this, particularly when the only evidence to date is a snitch who received immunity from her own problems stemming from a narctoics sale. As always, for extensive coverage of this iussue, check Jeralynn’s archives.
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Please spare me all of the hypocritical anti-drug rants by Rush- I know the quotes. Those prove to me if a loudmouth, a bully, a hypocrite, and a fraud.
They do not prove to me that he deserves to be the target of a drug-related witch-hunt in which we set new standards fro what law enforcement can and can not fo with our personal medical records.