TITLE

The Legal Death of Terri Schiavo

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Robert T.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May2005, Issue 153, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the circumstances surrounding the death of Terri Schiavo. The special act that the U.S. Congress passed for Terri Schiavo gave the federal courts jurisdiction over suits concerning her rights "under the Constitution or laws of the United States relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life. Congress could do no more for Schiavo because, Under Article III of the Constitution, federal courts may adjudicate only certain enumerated kinds of claims, and federal questions of the kind mentioned in the act were the only ones remotely relevant.
ACCESSION #
16812715

 

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