The arrogant bunker mentality of an entrenched judiciary

Ed Morrissey serves up a furious helping of completely correct and justified righteous indignation at the arrogant and condescending tone of the final opinion rendered by the Eleventh Circuit.

Sez the court:

“In resolving the Schiavo controversy, it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers’ blueprint for the governance of a free people our Constitution [sic].”

Sez Ed:

Talk about judicial arrogance! Not only did the Eleventh Circuit openly disregard the law written by Congress, this justice arrogantly tells the other equal branches that the only branch guaranteeing a free people is the one not accountable to the will of the electorate. Bear in mind that none of the courts that reviewed this case after the passage of the emergency legislation found it unconstitutional; that at least would have put the court on record. Instead, the judiciary simply and contemptuously disregarded a law which to this moment remains legal and valid.

But don’t read me, on this. Read Ed and then read other folks who are much smarter and better educated than I. Start with Musing Minds, over here – I’m frankly not smart enough to comment on this ruling except to say that it seemed incredibly, unspeakably cruel for the Circuit to even agree to hear this last appeal and give Terri Schiavo’s family any sort of hope. I mean…show of hands, please, who among us did not know last night what today’s ruling would be? Almost seems like the court was toying with the Schindlers, simply because they could.

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