Yahoo! News - Lawmakers Widen Schiavo Right-To-Die Fight: I really, really wonder where this is going to go. You know where I stand on this, so 'nuff said.

"'It is a contempt of Congress to prevent or discourage someone from following the subpoena that's been issued,' David Gibbs, the attorney for her parents, said. 'What the U.S. Congress is saying is, `We want to see Terri Schiavo.''

HOWEVER... according to Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union...

"'This is clearly an effort to circumvent a lawful court order by a state judge,' Simon said. 'I am not sure how a subpoena, which is ordinarily done to produce records or somebody to testify, can essentially have the effect of an injunction overriding the orders of a court.' "

BTW, a question: Why is the ACLU siding with Michael Schiavo? Wouldn't you think they'd be concerned about the civil liberties of a woman who can't speak for herself?

"Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Florida office, said his group's attorneys were working with Michael Schiavo's attorneys to determine if the subpoenas would block the scheduled removal of the tube."


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