Sunday, March 20, 2005

Caught me peeping over the fence about the Schiavo case

It says here that only readers of liberal blogs know that former Texas Governor Bush signed a bill called the Texas Futile Care Law, and, among other things, "that this grandstanding by the congress is a purely political move designed to appease the religious right and that the legal maneuverings being employed would be anathema to any true small government conservative."

The CSM reports here this speculation on the Republicans:

"Their gamble is that the general public will be divided on the issue and will not vote on the subject come 2006, but that the Republican-base ... group of conservative Christians will remember this vote forever," says Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

We may have to put another log on the fire up here at SW Virginia law blog headquarters, because hell has frozen over when I'm more in agreement with Congressmen Frank, Wexler, Nadler, Jackson-Lee, and Moran.

A Bashman reader says the Senate bill is probably unconstitutional because the parents cannot have standing.

What I would like to read from Howard or Matt or someone is - who are the federal district court judges who might get this case?

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