Last appeal denied
The week's news at a glance.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected Florida Gov. Jeb Bushs attempt to keep alive a severely brain-damaged woman, Terri Schiavo, using a feeding tube. Schiavos husband, Michael, says she wouldnt want to be kept alive artificially. He had the tube removed in 2003, but within days the Florida legislature had passed a law allowing Bush to order doctors to reinsert it. Florida courts later ruled that Bush had no right to intervenea finding upheld by the Supreme Court this week. Michael Schiavo plans to remove the tube again, as early as next month. Terri Schiavos father, Robert Schindler, claims his son-in-law merely wants to inherit her estate and remarry. Its judicial homicide, he said.