Thursday, March 24, 2005

Quote of the Day (and a small shock)

It's shocking that this man and I actually agree on something but in this situation we do. Taken from the 1990 Supreme Court right-to-die case of Nancy Cruzan...

While I agree with the court’s analysis today, and therefore join in its opinion, I would have preferred that we announce, clearly and promptly, that the federal courts have no business in this field, that American law has always accorded the state the power to prevent, by force if necessary, suicide. ... The point at which life becomes ’worthless,’ and the point at which the means necessary to preserve it become ’extraordinary’ or ’inappropriate,’ are neither set forth in the Constitution nor known to the nine justices of this court any better than they are known to nine people picked at random from the Kansas City telephone directory. -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
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