Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Terri Schiavo

You can read the District Court's decision here. Expect the decision to be appealed to the 11th Circuit in Atlanta this morning.

It is a well written and reasoned decision, although opponents are certain to hang on the de novo language of Congress' law to assert that the Judge could not have had time to analyze all the issues. I expect that Judge Whittemore will be on the receiving end of quite a bit of anger over the next few days, but the plaintiffs had a very high hurdle to overcome, not withstanding the recent Congressional action, and this decision was to be expected.

You can also expect this to increase the filibuster/nuclear option pressure on the Senate.

I may post on this whole matter a little later, or I may not. I have mixed feeling about how this has all played out, but on the whole I am not overly critical of the process, but do have strong feelings about the motivations. Like I said, I may or may not post on this later.