Thursday, March 24, 2005

Proper Checks and Balances or is it a Supreme Court packed with Activists?

Given that this is the same court full of Activists that put W, Rove and Co in the Whitehouse, I'm just wondering what the reichwing spin will be on the latest Supreme Court decision not to intervene in the tragic Terri Schiavo situation.

Seems to me, the legal route being exhausted, that the fair extent of justice has been meted out. Time to grieve, if you must, and get on with life.

Life is, after all, for the living.


"That is not an exercise of legislative power, but trial by legislature. ... Any law that suspends, nullifies, or reverses a final court judgment is an exercise of judicial, not legislative power," the filing said.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and Republican Sens. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Mel Martinez of Florida filed a friend-of-the-court brief late Wednesday siding with Schiavo's parents.

"This is not about Terri anymore. This is all a political view," Scott Schiavo, Michael Schiavo's brother, told CNN on Thursday. "They're being bullied, actually, by these right-for-life people, basically telling them, `If you don't go our way, you won't get our votes.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The King isn't happy

Congressional Republicans Target 'Activist' Judiciary. by Debbie Elliott. As some Republicans criticize "activist" judges, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) outlines a legislative course aimed at exerting more judicial oversight. Congressional Quarterly reporter Seth Stern offers additional insight into the climate on Capitol Hill. Listen.