Thursday, March 24, 2005

Charles Krauthammer on the crux of the Schindler/Schiavo case

In Wednesday's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer gets right to the heart of the Schindler/Schiavo case.

I disagree that Congressional action to give jurisdiction in the case to the Federal courts was a violation of the Separation of Powers. Indeed Article III, Clause 2 gives Congress explicit right to determine the jurisdiction of the Federal courts.

Still Krauthammer has a very clear and appealing solution.

Read the whole thing.


Kory O said...

I think Charles Krauthammer himself is disabled because of an accident when he was younger.

Since it looks like the parents will not prevail, I hope that Terri doesn't suffer. I'm not confident that she won't.

eLarson said...

I pray that she is not. I feel worst about it since even if she was, who would be allowed to report it?

It is telling, I think, that even Judge Greer hasn't ordered anything like lethal injection. Just "nature taking its course". Of course nature would take this course on anyone confined to a small room, with no one allowed in with food or water, no matter how healthy they started out.

If this is a matter of one judge not wanting to step on the toes of another with respect to the first judge's finding of fact, this is all the more tragic. We have a lot of modern-day Pontius Pilates washing their hands of the whole matter.