Oswald Sobrino highlights some of the dark effects of the Terri Schiavo case on the nation. Perhaps there is a way for the republic to respond to curb recent judicial trends, though not necessarily here, i.e., by dusting off an unused part of the Constitution's Article III, Section 2:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make. (emphasis added)lest we suffer more bad decisions.