Archive for March, 2005

He Was Disturbed, But Who Cared?

He Was Disturbed, But Who Cared?

| March 24, 2005 | Reply

Read this paragraph: Two days after a shooting rampage on the Indian reservation here left 10 dead, friends, relatives and neighbors of the teenage assailant began to sketch a portrait of a deeply disturbed youth who had been treated for depression in a psychiatric ward, lost several close family members, sketched gruesome scenes of armed […]

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The Supremes Say No

The Supremes Say No

| March 24, 2005 | Reply

The Supreme Court has just now declined to hear the Terri Schaivo case without explanation. This means the end, I think, for Terri. The Florida legislature has tried to pass a couple bills, neither of which passed. Governor Jeb Bush also petitioned Judge Greer to unseal the records in the case so they can be […]

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Gitmo Detainees Get Second Hearings

Gitmo Detainees Get Second Hearings

| March 24, 2005 | 1 Reply

The New York Times has an interesting story today about the military admininstrative hearings taking place at Guantanamo Bay. The hearings are coming at the behest of the US Supreme Court, who ruled that detainees there may challenge the facts of their detention. Here’s a bit of the story. All the detainees whose cases are […]

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Tea for Me and Thee

Tea for Me and Thee

| March 23, 2005 | Reply

As some of you know, I love to drink tea. I drink tea nearly all day, from first waking to right before I sleep and I’m always on the lookout for good tea (especially good iced tea). It seems I may have a new tea company to check out. My friend Dizzy Girl has managed […]

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Appeal Denied

Appeal Denied

| March 23, 2005 | 10 Replies

The attempt to save Terri Schaivo’s life has again failed. The 11th Circuit Court, who heard the Schindler family’s appeal yesterday, ruled 2-1 not to reinstate Terri’s feeding tube. An excerpt, with quotes from either side of the decision. “There is no denying the absolute tragedy that has befallen Mrs. Schiavo,” Judges Ed Carnes and […]

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Federal Government Cuts Funding, States Suck It Up and Decide to Pay Themselves

Federal Government Cuts Funding, States Suck It Up and Decide to Pay Themselves

| March 22, 2005 | Reply

There was a bit about this story in the Express (a free mini-WaPo given out at DC metro stops) this morning that caught my eye for reasons other than the obvious: Supporters of a bill to fund embryonic stem cell research with state dollars predicted yesterday that they would have the votes to win passage […]

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The Myth of Court Review in the Schaivo Case

The Myth of Court Review in the Schaivo Case

| March 22, 2005 | 2 Replies

James Joyner asks us a question about the Schaivo case in a post today: One wonders how many passes through the court system are required to satisfy the “due process” argument. My answer: it depends on what is being re-tried. In the comments to his post, Larry Beezold says: “This case has been heard so […]

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Why, George? Why?

Why, George? Why?

| March 22, 2005 | 3 Replies

A few days ago, I noted that George Lucas has decided, after bending over backwards to “kiddie-fy” his last two Star Wars movies, to go an entirely opposite direction with Episode III. Now, thanks to James Joyner, we see that he’s also going to ensure that no red-blooded American male will want to watch the […]

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Your Assignment, If You Choose to Accept It

Your Assignment, If You Choose to Accept It

| March 22, 2005 | 1 Reply

Captain Ed, one of my blogging heroes, will be attending a panel discussion on The Impact of New Media” this morning. If he reads this, I wonder if he could take up a couple questions with the panel (quietly….no need to ruffle the feathers overmuch). 1) Is it some sort of Internet law that every […]

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No Salvation for Schaivo Today

No Salvation for Schaivo Today

| March 22, 2005 | Reply

The Federal court judge has refused to replace Terri Schaivo’s feeding tube. I’m not entirely sure I understand his decision. He is still bound to review the initial finding of fact in this case, but he’s refusing to keep the patient alive while that happens. It seems to me that Judge Whittemore is treating this […]

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