Florida lawmakers jump into Schiavo case to let governor step in

‘Bout time. . .

During a two-hour debate in the House, several Democrats argued that the Constitution doesn’t let the Legislature give the governor the power to overrule the courts.

“This bill so oversteps our role it … turns democracy on its head,” said Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach.

But many Republicans and some Democrats said they need to be involved in dire cases where judges might be wrong.

“The Constitution is supposed to protect the people of this state,” said Rep. Sandy Murman, R-Tampa. “Who is protecting this girl?”

Although this may save Terri Schiavo’s life, it may be a law that gets struck down by the Florida Supreme Court. This would be the best example of a legislature attacking judicial activism I have seen in a long, long time.

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