Norm Pattis, a permanent guest-poster at Crime & Federalism, has weighed in on Judge Whitmore's decision in the Terri Schiavo case: "Hero in a Black Robe."
United States District Judge James Whitmore of Florida will today feel the scorn of millions. He did what judges are supposed to do last night. He applied the rule of law in a tough case.
Terri Schiavo's feeding tube will not be reattached.
Norm's short post is worth reading for its conclusion alone. Meanwhile, the Terri Schiavo case moves along. At 2 a.m. this morning, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Whitmore in a 2-1 ruling.