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Swede Atlanta Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-05 03:37 PM
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9. The State Supreme Court Already Ruled on This
The Florida Legislature passed a law a few years ago called something like Terry's Law that did exactly the same thing. The constitutionality of that law was challenged through the Florida state court system and ultimately the State Supreme Court ruled the law was an unconstitutional intrusion into the separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari and the decision of the State Supreme Court stands.

So I don't know what the legislature is thinking. I guess they figure if they keep passing laws the whole process has to once again run its course. I don't know if under Florida law her husband could ask for declaratory judgment relief under which the State Supreme Court would rule on this without having to go through the entire judicial process.

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  -Fla. House OKs Bill to Keep Schiavo Alive johnnie  Mar-17-05 01:02 PM   #0 
  - Laws should never be made for or on behalf of individual cases.  kgfnally   Mar-17-05 01:05 PM   #1 
  - Legal experts--didn't they do this before? And haven't all the courts  joeybee12   Mar-17-05 01:07 PM   #2 
  - again?  sniffa   Mar-17-05 01:08 PM   #3 
  - Holy crap I can't take it....  stillcool47   Mar-17-05 01:15 PM   #4 
  - Sadly this is no surprise. After all, Florida is Bush Country.  KaryninMiami   Mar-17-05 01:15 PM   #5 
  - All of Florida is NOT Bush Country, but the State Legislature sure is...  1monster   Mar-17-05 03:53 PM   #10 
  - They're not keeping her alive.  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-17-05 01:35 PM   #6 
  - But is she really in a Persistive Vegetative State?  Cicero   Mar-17-05 04:39 PM   #15 
     - You are misinformed.  Bunny   Mar-17-05 05:40 PM   #22 
     - Incredible. Have you done any homework for yourself on this issue?  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-17-05 06:34 PM   #28 
  - all of those who voted to keep terry schiavo alive ought to be minding  flordehinojos   Mar-17-05 01:53 PM   #7 
  - Poor Terri  JitterbugPerfume   Mar-17-05 01:58 PM   #8 
  - The State Supreme Court Already Ruled on This  lawdem_atlanta   Mar-17-05 03:37 PM   #9 
  - the legislature is thinking...  CornField   Mar-17-05 03:56 PM   #11 
  - Florida plays doctor  denese   Mar-17-05 04:04 PM   #12 
  - Think of the implications with the retirement community!  Walt Starr   Mar-17-05 04:15 PM   #14 
  - Welcome to DU, Denese!!!!  Hobarticus   Mar-17-05 04:50 PM   #20 
     - thank you  denese   Mar-17-05 06:21 PM   #27 
  - The court even went so far as to state there was no possible legislative  Walt Starr   Mar-17-05 04:14 PM   #13 
     - Again, is she truly in a Persistent Vegetative State?  Cicero   Mar-17-05 04:40 PM   #16 
        - Well, seeing as how SHE HAS NO BRAIN  Walt Starr   Mar-17-05 04:42 PM   #17 
        - And how have they determined that?  Cicero   Mar-17-05 04:46 PM   #18 
           - Your understanding is wrong  Walt Starr   Mar-17-05 04:48 PM   #19 
           - My understanding about the MRI is right,Dr. Cranford himself says the same  Cicero   Mar-18-05 03:09 PM   #32 
           - See a picture of Terri's cranial cavity where the  pacoyogi   Mar-17-05 05:21 PM   #21 
           - Do some research...  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-17-05 06:37 PM   #29 
              - I have, and will continue to do so, see my other post  Cicero   Mar-18-05 03:11 PM   #33 
        - Man, some people really don't get it.  Zhade   Mar-17-05 05:49 PM   #24 
  - Schiavo in '08  SoCalDem   Mar-17-05 05:43 PM   #23 
  - Oh, you're bad...  RetroLounge   Mar-17-05 05:50 PM   #25 
  - I'm trying not to laugh  johnnie   Mar-17-05 05:56 PM   #26 
  - Better than what we have now  OldLeftieLawyer   Mar-17-05 08:34 PM   #30 
  - Fla. House OKs Bill to Use Brain Dead Woman's Body  janx   Mar-17-05 08:41 PM   #31 

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