Monday, May 02, 2005

So much for the power of living wills

Once again a bunch of meddling lawyers are fighting to keep a person alive in the face of their expressed wishes.

Don't expect to hear howls of outrage from the MSM. This time the object of litigation is not a brain-damaged woman; it's a serial killer. Furthermore, there is little doubt what he wants--he has declared his wish to die in court.

Nonetheless, his lawyers are fighting to continue his appeals and to have him declared incompetent.

I'm sure there are lawyer-types who will split the hairs to show that this case is really, really different. But I have a hard time understanding why Michael Ross's wishes are less clear than Theresa Schindler Schiavo's or why less weight should be given to them.

More here.

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