FL governor to ask for Schiavo case reconsideration

Despite a 7-0 ruling by the Florida Supreme Court, a spokeman for Florida governor Jeb Bush said Monday that the governor plans to ask the court to reconsider its finding that a law designed to keep a brain-damaged woman, Terri Schiavo, alive is unconstitutional.

The court held in September that the law violated the separation of powers doctrine, as a lower court had already ruled that the woman's husband could have her feeding tube removed so she could die. Bush argues that the Supreme Court holding violates the due process rights of lawmakers. The FL Supreme Court holding is here [PDF]. "Terri's Law" is here [PDF]. AP has more.

 

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