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BREAKING NEWS ~ Supreme Court rejection of Schiavo case could allow tube removal

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear an appeal by Florida Governor Jeb Bush [JURIST report] against a Florida Supreme Court ruling [JURIST report; opinion PDF] striking down as an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers a law [PDF text] that had authorized him to mandate the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube after a court had allowed her husband to remove it. More legal wrangling is expected, however, before a Pinellas County probate judge lifts an an indefinite stay on the tube's removal that was imposed while appeals in the case were pending.

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