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  •  A court case between family members (6+ / 0-)

    http://www.thenation.com/...

    Two days after Whittemore released his decision, a panel of the 11th circuit court of appeals backed him up. The judges wrote:

    We agree that the plaintiffs [Schiavo's parents] have failed to demonstrate a substantial case on the merits of any of their claims. We also conclude that the district court's carefully thought-out decision to deny temporary relief in these circumstances [that is, restoring the feeding tube] is not an abuse of discretion.

    The judges also noted,

    There is no denying the absolute tragedy that has befallen Mrs. Schiavo. We all have our own family, our own loved ones, and our own children. However, we are called upon to make a collective, objective decision concerning a question of law.

    The "lawmakers" of the Republican party had tossed aside this notion by butting into the Schiavo case. They did not seek to change a law; they sought to change one decision they did not like. In doing so, they made claims that were not true. Moreover religious right crusaders and other backers of the Schiavo legislation demonized Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband. . .

    Why did the elected Republicans interfere in a family case?

    http://www.cnn.com/...

    With their court battles apparently exhausted, supporters of Terri Schiavo's parents said Sunday that they would take their efforts to Washington on Monday.

    The Rev. Patrick Mahoney, a conservative Christian activist who has become a prominent figure in the protests over Schiavo's case, said he will go to Washington to plead with congressional leaders and the Bush administration to enforce a subpoena issued March 18 by a House committee for the 41-year-old woman to appear before Congress. . .

    Appealing to an extreme voter segment/divisive issue, distracting from nationally important matters at the time.  Like, Iraq.

    So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way.

    by wader on Sun Jul 30, 2006 at 08:47:09 PM PDT

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    •  It astounds me. (2+ / 0-)
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      wader, Michael Schiavo

      The Rev. Patrick Mahoney, a conservative Christian activist who has become a prominent figure in the protests over Schiavo's case, said he will go to Washington to plead with congressional leaders and the Bush administration to enforce a subpoena issued March 18 by a House committee for the 41-year-old woman to appear before Congress. . .

      And those same people refuse to issue subpoenas to the Bushies about openly violating FISA, the Fourth Amendment, Article II of the Constitution, etc. etc....

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