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A Look at Capitol Hill Politics in Schiavo Case

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A Look at Capitol Hill Politics in Schiavo Case

A Look at Capitol Hill Politics in Schiavo Case

A Look at Capitol Hill Politics in Schiavo Case

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U.S. District Judge Whittemore only considered Terri Schiavo's case because Congress gave the federal courts jurisdiction. The measure came to the floor after a last-minute lobbying effort by a number of anti-abortion rights and social conservative groups who mobilized their members and deluged Congress with phone calls and e-mails.

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