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March 19, 2005
Supreme Court Turns Congress, Schiavo Away

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Congress to restart Terri Schiavo's feeding tube while lower courts rule on the legality of the subpoenas issued for her appearance on March 28th:

The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday denied without comment a House committee emergency request to have Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted. The decision came after the committee requested the court's ruling in order to buy time as lower court appeals on subpoenas issued by the committee are considered.

The severely brain-damaged Florida woman had depended on the feeding tube for the past 15 years before it was removed Friday afternoon. Without the tube, she will likely starve to death within a week or two. In a statement, Republican congressional leaders vowed to work through the weekend in order to save Schiavo's life.

The SCOTUS appeal would have given Terri's supporters the most direct and quick route to a restart of her nutrition and hydration. It's possible that one of the lower courts could rule over the weekend, but more likely that Congress will act first to reconcile differences between the Senate and House bills passed last week. The earliest we can expect that kind of action will be Monday morning, almost 72 hours after Terri's food and water were withdrawn.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at March 19, 2005 8:28 AM

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