Schiavo Update

SCHIAVO UPDATE….I apologize in advance for posting about Terri Schiavo again. It feels sort of like posting about Jacko. Still, I’m a little curious about what all this last minute frenzy to get Schiavo’s case into federal court is supposed to accomplish. I mean, what arguments are her parents’ lawyers going to make to a federal judge that they haven’t already made to the state judge?

For what it’s worth, Ann Althouse (here) and Orin Kerr (here) have read the complaint and they both seem pretty skeptical that there’s anything to it. All of which begs raises no, dammit, begs the question: what will Tom DeLay do next if the case gets tossed out of federal court? Appeal to The Hague?

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