European Rights Court Rejects Appeal from Parents of Dying UK Baby - Death Panel Has Spoken
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a U.K. hospital to remove him from life support.
The Strasbourg-based court said it received an application from the parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans on Friday to potentially delay Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool from removing him from life support. The court rejected the application as “inadmissible,” but wouldn’t specify on what grounds. Cases can be deemed inadmissible at the court if they are thought to be “manifestly ill-founded.”
Justices at Britain’s Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court’s conclusion that it would be pointless to fly the boy to Rome for treatment.
Why are State Attorneys General putting up with school walkouts to promote gun control when the walkouts violate state laws against disrupting public schools?
Indivisible.org is at it again, openly organizing more than 2,300 school walkouts on April 19 and April 20 to call for a “nationwide protest of our leaders’ failure to pass laws that protect us from gun violence,” urging more nationwide gun control laws in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. massacre in February.
The purpose of the protest is purely about electoral politics, with the organizers saying, “if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.”
Republicans have majorities in both the House and Senate, and “vote them out” appears to be specifically directed at them. But even if you wanted to say it wasn’t purely partisan, it is still is certainly about organizing voters towards a political objective. The real question is why are these political protests occurring during school hours? Why can’t they happen after school or over the weekends when they won’t be so disruptive? How many walkouts are they planning this year? Isn’t this disrupting academic studies? And why are State Attorneys General putting up with it?..MORE