Slate's Jurisprudence: Conservatives vs. Fed Courts NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about the increased hostility some conservative politicians feel toward the federal judiciary in the wake of the Terri Schiavo case. A series of federal courts -- including the U.S. Supreme Court -- refused to order the re-insertion of the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube, despite last-minute legislation pushed by Republicans aimed at making the courts reconsider decisions made by state courts in the case.
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NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about the increased hostility some conservative politicians feel toward the federal judiciary in the wake of the Terri Schiavo case. A series of federal courts — including the U.S. Supreme Court — refused to order the re-insertion of the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube, despite last-minute legislation pushed by Republicans aimed at making the courts reconsider decisions made by state courts in the case.