Sunday, March 20, 2005

DAILY KOS REPORTS that the Senate has just passed, unanimously, the bill to have Terri Schiavo's case reviewed by a federal judge. The CNN article on this breaking news was apparently written in such haste that the proofreaders missed a reference to comments on the decision by the lawyer for Terri Schiavo's percents. At any rate, the lawyer for Terri Schiavo's parents said:

"It is still not done but we really believe that the prayers of the people across America, and the leadership of our Congress and our president, has demonstrated how wonderful it is to be part of the United States." ...

... where the federal government can cancel court decisions by the states in cases revolving around private family conflicts, or in any case it wishes to intervene; where no one can make a personal medical decision for a family member unless the President of the United States and the Congress approve it; and where decisions by the judicial branch of the government are subject to nullification by the legislative and executive branches at the will of the ruling party.

As Catnip writes on Daily Kos:

This is the beginning of the descent into the voiding of state's courts rights and the right of all Americans to make personal medical decisions without being sanctioned by congress.

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