Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Schiavo: reactions the day after.

Some reactions to the Florida legislature's and governor's intervention in the Schiavo case yesterday:

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Lieberman backed the legislature and governor: "I believe that certainly in cases where there is not a living will ... I feel very strongly that we ought to honor life and we ought not to create a system where people are being deprived of nutrition or hydration in a way that ends their lives."

Harvard Law professor Larry Tribe is critical of the intervention, saying that it "violates the core principles" of the Supreme Court's 1990 decision in the Cruzan case. The New York Times ran a piece on their web page today - presumably intended for print on Thursday - laying out some of the constitutional arguments.
posted by tommayo, 3:40 PM

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