Schiavo Case Almost Led to State Cop v. Local Cop Showdown:
According to today’s Miami Herald, Jeb Bush ordered state cops to grab Terri Schiavo at a point during the judicial proceedings at which, due to Florida’s automatic stay law, such a move would arguably have been if not legal at least not in direct violation of a court order. The automatic stay law suspends a judge’s order when the state appeals it. (Judge Greer reimposed his order within a few hours.)
“There were two sets of law enforcement officers facing off, waiting for the other to blink,” said one official with knowledge of Thursday morning’s activities.
In jest, one official said local police discussed “whether we had enough officers to hold off the National Guard.”
OK. We dodged that bullet. But kindly remind me how many microns separate us from banana republics with warring paramilitary forces.
it wouldn’t be so bad if our governors and president weren’t acting like dictators.