I know this is somewhat late, but I think in light of everything that has transpired, the distinction of being the sole senator to courageously oppose the "emergency" legislation in the Terri Schiavo case, on principled grounds
, deserves an honorable mention:
The lone Senate objection, in fact, came from a southern Republican — who quietly inserted his statement into the Congressional Record hours after the measure passed.
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The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people,'" Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said, quoting the 10th Amendment. "This is a principle of federalism which, I believe, is not being followed by Congress in enacting this legislation.