Shiavo Changes Senate Judicial Battle Dynamics


I wish there was something I could add, but this was very well said, and stand on its own.

From The Corner

From a blogger at The American Prospect:

Suddenly it occurs to me that the Republican fight against the courts on Terri Schiavo has been, among many other things, a perfect set-up for the Republicans’ next major congressional initiative: packing the courts with President Bush’s conservative judicial nominees. Just take a look at how George Bush reacted this afternoon, after a federal appeals court refused to re-insert Schiavo’s feeding tube:

“I believe that in a case such as this, the legislative branch, the executive branch, ought to err on the side of life, which we have,” the president said. “Now we’ll watch the courts make their decisions.”

Combine that with the fact that Mark Levin’s Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destorying America is right now on the best-seller lists, and you have a recipe for a mobilizing a hurt and highly motivated constituency in defense of the president’s coming effort to transform the courts so that they more closely hew to the perspective in the White House and Congress.

Posted March 24, 2005 by
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