Saturday, March 19, 2005

Congress and the Schiavo case

I read about the intervention of Congress into the Terri Schiavo case and legislation like S. 653 and H.R. 1332 and I scratch my head - what are they doing? I've read the floor debate in the House (beginning here) and it is unspeakably lame. I'm sure that federal judges everywhere are thrilled at the prospect of midnight sessions of Congress adding little bits of removal jurisdiction to cure social issues on which the Congress may disagree with the state courts.

When I want to read about the Schiavo case, and sometimes I do, I start with Matt Conigliaro's Abstract Appeal, and this page (with links) includes as thorough a summary as any I've seen.

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