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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Terri's Law overturned

New York Times:

Fourteen years after Theresa Schiavo slipped into a vegetative state, Florida's highest court said today that Gov. Jeb Bush violated the constitutional tenet of separation of powers when he signed a law to keep Ms. Schiavo alive against her husband's wishes. In a unanimous ruling, the high court said that a law passed by the Legislature in October 2003, referred to as "Terri's Law," granted the governor unconstitutional power to overturn several court decisions that granted Michael Schiavo the final say-so on his wife's fate.
This is a tough issue, but I think that the court was right here on the basis that laws should never be passed that are geared toward a single individual. When it is all said and done, this is a decision that should be Mr. Schiavo's to make. It is a horrible choice he has, and I feel for him that he has had to deal with the tradgedy in his life.


Blogger Aric said...

I am glad this was overturned.

-- Aric

9/28/2004 02:38:00 AM  

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