Texas Futile Care Law: edging into the news?

The Note mentions it, but crypically, and gets the name of the law wrong.

Just spotted:

The first semi-mainstream-media mention of the Texas Futile Care Law in ABC News’s The Note, putting it at the top of a list of “phrases we expect to hear today” about the Schiavo case. The Note doesn’t, however, provide any context, so a reader who didn’t know the reference would just wind up puzzled. The Note also gets the name of the law wrong, substituting “Future” for “Futile.”

Still, it’s progress, of a sort.


CJR Daily jumps in, and the story finally makes the Big Media with a mention from Dan Froomkin.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com