Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Too bad Arlen Specter is chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee.
That committee needs to hold public hearings on why the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court Judge James Whittemore of the District Court for the Middle District of Florida failed to follow the intent of the law recently passed by congress and signed by the president.
The legislation required that a new, independent evaluation of her case be made, according to papers filed for House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois, Majority Leader Tom DeLay and others. They said it also required the courts to "ensure that desperately needed nutritional support" is provided to Schiavo while the review is conducted.
That has not happened. These judges have ignored the intent of the bill (law).
Maybe Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judicial Committee will take up the gauntlet.
These judges should be held accountable.