Jeb Bush attorneys ask Supreme Court to decide Terri Schiavo's case

[JURIST] Attorneys for Florida Governor Jeb Bush filed a brief Wednesday asking the US Supreme Court to step into the legal battle over Terri Schiavo's life. At issue is whether Governor Bush overstepped his bounds in pushing through Terri's Law [PDF] in October 2003, which mandated the reinsertion of Schiavo's feeding tube six days after her husband was allowed to remove it. Schiavo has been in a persistent vegetative state for 14 years. The measure was subsequently struck down by the Florida Supreme Court as an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers. A Pinellas County probate judge has imposed an indefinite stay on the tube's removal while appeals in the case are pending. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Terri Schiavo case.



 

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