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  • Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die

    07/31/2006 4:58:07 PM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 1,433 replies · 17,998+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 31, 2006 | Robert Schindler Sr.
    Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die by Robert Schindler, Sr. Posted Jul 31, 2006 As most Americans know, on March 31, 2005, my daughter, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of starvation and thirst after having her feeding tube removed by court order. The sad chain of events that concluded with Terri’s death ignited a media firestorm nationally and internationally. What few saw or heard was the callous inaction of aspiring governor Charlie Crist. Florida Atty. Gen. Charlie Crist let my daughter die. He had it within his authority to save her life, but he turned a blind eye to her suffering....
  • The Perfect Crime

    04/05/2005 2:46:25 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    Social Science Research Network ^ | Spring, 2005 | BRIAN C. KALT
    This article argues that there is a 50-square-mile swath of Idaho in which one can commit felonies with impunity. This is because of the intersection of a poorly drafted statute with a clear but neglected constitutional provision: the Sixth Amendment's Vicinage Clause. Although lesser criminal charges and civil liability still loom, the remaining possibility of criminals going free over a needless technical failure by Congress is difficult to stomach. No criminal defendant has ever broached the subject, let alone faced the numerous (though unconvincing) counterarguments. This shows that vicinage is not taken seriously by lawyers or judges. Still, Congress should...
  • The Perfect Crime (Review of interesting article on a constitutional loophole)

    03/29/2005 12:59:06 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 12 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | March 26, 2005 | Orin Kerr
    Fun, Entertaining, Clever, and Short: Believe it or not, that's a description of a forthcoming law review article. Yes, a law review article. Check out The Perfect Crime, by law prof Brian C. Kalt, forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal. It clocks in at 22 amusing double-spaced pages, and raises an interesting set of questions about a possible gap between constitutional and statutory protections in Yellowstone National Park that may allow someone to commit "the perfect crime." Whether you agree or disagree with the argument, it's a very good read. Here is the introduction: "You may have daydreamed about it:...
  • Destroying the witness (Death by forced dehydration very peaceful. Trust us.)

    03/25/2005 2:35:48 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 61 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | Friday, March 25, 2005
    Is it just me, or does it seem exceedingly suspicious to others that the only way for Terri Schiavo to shed even the slightest light on what exactly happened to her in her home that February morning in 1990 is if she could be rehabilitated to some degree – which her husband, the only other person home with her at the time of her "collapse," absolutely forbids in any way, shape, or form? Continues... =============================================================== Death by forced dehydration very peaceful. Trust us. So, from all the break-neck developments this past week, I gather that Democrats favor waging an unrelenting...
  • Myth of 19 Judges and Ignoring the Will of Congress

    03/25/2005 5:58:31 AM PST · by Zivasmate · 106 replies · 2,273+ views
    realclearpolitics ^ | Mar. 25, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    March 25, 2005 Myth of 19 Judges and Ignoring the Will of Congress By Thomas Sowell Liberals have repeatedly used the talking point of how many judges have heard the case of Terri Schiavo. But that is as misleading as most of the rest of what they and the mainstream media have been saying. When a case goes up to a higher court on appeal, the issue before the appellate court is not whether they agree with the merits of the decision of the lower court. In a criminal case, for example, the issue before the appellate court is not...
  • Why Liberals Are So Intent On Killing Terri Schiavo

    03/24/2005 9:40:35 AM PST · by Coastal · 225 replies · 3,951+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 24, 2005 | Christopher G. Adamo
    At this writing, Terri Schiavo has been denied food and water for five days. Her fate hangs in the balance, having slipped yet further upon the decision of U.S. District Court Judge James Whittemore, a Clinton appointee, who took his time before refusing to order her feeding tube to be replaced so that she might begin to take nourishment and water once again. Whittemore can pride himself, in keeping with the twisted precepts of the counterculture, not only for assenting to her condemnation, but also for wasting precious time in his premeditated (a word used with full understanding of its...
  • Schiavo Lesson on Judiciary Trump Card

    03/24/2005 11:24:34 AM PST · by Crackingham · 34 replies · 1,020+ views
    NY Times ^ | Mar. 24, 2005 | Adam Liptak
    The United States Congress and the governor of Florida have devoted extraordinary and all but single-minded energy to keeping Terri Schiavo alive. But all they have achieved so far is a bitter lesson in judicial supremacy. It is a lesson as old as Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 case in which Chief Justice John Marshall famously said that "it is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is," and as fresh as Bush v. Gore, the 2000 decision that decided a presidential election. Its latest teachers were Judge George W. Greer, of the...