Florida Supreme Court denies rehearing in Schiavo case

The Florida Supreme Court Thursday denied a request by Florida Governor Jeb Bush that it reconsider its decision striking down the law blocking Terri Schiavo's husband from removing the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube. The Court had ruled unanimously to strike down the law, which the Florida Legislature had passed after lower courts had ruled in favor of Schiavo's husband, saying state lawmakers had overstepped their constitutional authority. The court rejected the rehearing without comment in a one-page ruling. Governor Bush may yet appeal to the US Supreme Court. Read the Supreme Court's rehearing denial here [PDF]. Read Terri's Law here [PDF]. Read the Florida Supreme Court's opinion striking down the law here [PDF]. The Florida Supreme Court has archived briefs and other documents filed in the case. AP has more.

 

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