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Slate's Jurisprudence: Conservatives vs. Fed Courts

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Slate's Jurisprudence: Conservatives vs. Fed Courts

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Slate's Jurisprudence: Conservatives vs. Fed Courts

Slate's Jurisprudence: Conservatives vs. Fed Courts

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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.