Saturday, March 26, 2005

Fallout in the Courtrooms

Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO's The Corner says:

One usually sharp observer of things e-mails me:

There's a significant cohort of folks out here in flyover country for whom this is a watershed moment. Just as the Elian Gonzalez case harmed Gore among Cuban- Americans in Florida 2000, the Terri Schiavo case has energized those people enraged by courts and politicians perceived as taking either a passive or adverse position on preserving Terri's life. Yes, most people will return to their daily lives, but highly motivated subsets of the electorate often make the difference in elections l--and in this case the passion is overwhelmingly on the side that views the courts as the problem, not the solution. (Emphasis mine.)

For all the lawyers arguing thoughtfully and otherwise thither and yon about Congressional authority; amidst political philandering and questionable memos and all else, stand those convinced a fierce wrong has been committed by the courts.

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