Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Too little too late.

UPDATE and BUMP: The original post text is below in italics. The AP now reports (WaPo does too) that the 11th Circuit has rejected the Schindler's appeal. The vote by the 11th Circuit was not disclosed.

Judge Stanley Burch, an appointee of the first President Bush, penned this piece of judicial arrogance in supporting the Court's refusal to reconnect Terri Schiavo's feeding tube:

In resolving the Schiavo controversy, it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people — our Constitution.

In other words: we are the courts, we have the last word on what the Constitution says and what the Constitution means; if you don't like it, go walk off a bridge.

The 11th Circuit granted the parents of Terri Schiavo, Bob and Mary Schindler, leave to file for a rehearing of their appeal (I think, AP article unclear). Terri Schiavo has been without food or water for 12 days.

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