A new decision on the Schaivo case means the Schindlers will probably be filing a new suit. It will basically request that the case be heard on the facts, without any reference to the lower court decision. Basically, this is exactly what I wanted to see happen. Whether or not the federal court will decide to hear the case is a seperate question (and I think they should hear it) but at very least they are allowing the claim to come forward. It's a step in the right direction.
Second, I've been having a terrific debate with a friend on the issue. The debate is here on the blog, but people might have missed it. So I want to direct them to my previous post about the issue. Scroll down a ways to find the conversation, which started last night. It brings up some good legal-ish considerations. I don't know that I've gotten the better of the discussion, but I think my points are at bare minimum important considerations which call into question the way we do things. Which is part of what I'm trying to do here.
Also, keep an eye out for the file-sharing post, coming shortly.
Third, I get married in less than 2 months. This makes me very excited and happy. There's a ton of stuff to get done still, and it'd be nice to have a quick break away from all the work to spend some time with Laura. It's not gonna happen though, since I'm not able to fly back between now and the end of classes, and without some vast generosity Laura wouldn't be able to fly out here either. Any volunteers?
Last night I saw Al Franken on Conan O'Brien (oh, that sounds bad). He mentioned, again, that he might run for Senate in 2008. In Minnesota. So, let's hope he decides to do that, he'd be an excellent, intelligent, candidate.
And, finally, speaking of Minnesota, a recent study revealed that it has more people with highschool diplomas per capita than any other state in the nation. It is also entrenched in the top-10 for college graduates per capita. Arguably it is one of the best educated states in the country. A month or two ago a seperate study revealed that Minnesota is the healthiest state in the nation. Invariably the state ranks in the top 3 healthiest in the country, but lately it's been topping the list. Hmm, healthiest state and arguably best-educated? Is it any wonder I claim it to be the best in the nation?
I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble