Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 28, 2005

Terri Schiavo and Elián González

Filed under: — Different River @ 12:38 am

A question: Why is it that in the case of Terri Schiavo, the federal courts can’t overrule the Florida courts, but in the case of Elián González, they could — and did — overrule the Florida courts?

Furthermore, why it is that when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government could not seize Elián González, they could do it anyway, but when that same 1th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government could not protect Terri Schiavo, they can’t?

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