Schiavo Request for Rehearing Denied
The Eleventh Circuit again (presumably for the final time) rejected an invitation to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case.
"Any further action by our court or the district court would be improper," the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote. "While the members of her family and the members of Congress have acted in a way that is both fervent and sincere, the time has come for dispassionate discharge of duty."
Judge Birch, concurring in the unsigned order, made clear his displeasure with the federal government's efforts to interfere with decisions made in the Florida courts.
[In] a scathing attack on politicians who got involved in the case, [Judge Birch] added that the White House and lawmakers "have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people our Constitution."
The decision is available here (pdf).
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