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Bush makes court request in Schiavo case

Gov. Jeb Bush has asked the 2nd District Court of Appeal to be allowed to question witnesses and collect evidence to defend his right to keep a brain-damaged woman alive.

Terri Schiavo, 40, who doctors say is in a persistent vegetative state, has been the subject of a long legal battle between her husband, Michael Schiavo, who has sought to withdraw her feeding tube, and her parents, who want to keep her alive.

Michael Schiavo is challenging the constitutionality of a law that allowed Bush to order her feeding tube reinserted six days after it had been removed in October. George Felos, attorney for Michael Schiavo, called the issues raised by the governor irrelevant or already decided.

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