Honorable Liberal Revisits Schiavo case

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It has been a great disappointment to me that the Schiavo case did not produce a movement for the protection of the lives of the disabled. I am disappointed in the GOP especially (I long ago gave up on Democrats pursuing a worthy cause) for not re-visting the issue given the Courts' unconstitutional refusal to comply with the provisions of an Article III enactment to prohibit States from killing people absent a de novo federal review. Convicted murderers have more protection.

And so it is with great pleasue that I see that the famous liberal editor of the Village Voice, Nat Hentoff, has refused to let Schiavo's memory die. Hentoff is a true believer, and on issues of protections in the court system, he is a true consistent champion.

Thanks to Nat, who recounts the strong case for Schiavo, especially the fact that she was not terminal, was breathing on her own and that there simply is no justification for refusing someone food and water in the circumstances then and there prevailing.

This was not a "right to die case." It was a disability-rights case, which I also argued at the time.

read the whole thing

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/nhentoff.htm

Gamecock is Mike DeVine, a civil and criminal trial and appellate lawyer for two decades in federal and state courts throughout the South, presently vice-president of a multi-state real estate investment firm headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. in addition to serving as Legal Editor for The (Decatur, GA) Champion. He is also a contributing writer at www.race42008.com and maintains his own blog at

http://devine-gamecock.townhall.com/Default.aspx

where this piece is cross-posted.

of recent democratic achievements , I always say, "Well you murdered that woman in Florida, at least you got that going for ya."

"Nothing works like freedom, Nothing succeeds like liberty"
Kyle

Don't know how you escaped this long, but your site's RSS is on my Sage list as of now.

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