A Look at Capitol Hill Politics in Schiavo Case 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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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.