High Court Judge Sets Another Hearing for Baby Charlie Gard


A High Court judge has adjourned Charlie Gard’s case for the day and ordered another hearing before deciding whether the baby should be released from Great Ormond Street Hospital to receive potentially life-saving treatment in the U.S. On Monday, Mr. Justice Francis, who made the initial High Court ruling in April, said the case would be listed for a full day this Thursday. The judge explained he may not be able to make a final decision on Thursday, and does not rule out the possibility of the case running on into Friday. Mr Justice Francis (Francis J) begins his ruling. Everybody in this court wants to do the best fore Charlie, he says. I — Joshua Rozenberg (@JoshuaRozenberg) July 10, 2017 According to live tweets from the BBC’s Joshua Rozenberg, Mr. Justice Francis delivered his ruling: “Everybody in this court wants to do the best for Charlie. My decision in April was upheld by the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court. The European Court of Human Rights agreed.” Referencing support for baby Charlie received by U.S. President Donald Trump, the judge said: “This is not a new case. [Great Ormond Street Hospital] are worried that damage is being done