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Terri Schiavo
March 18, 2005 Feeding tube removed from Terri Schiavo
  Terri Schiavo
March 21, 2005 Congress passes U.S Senate Compromise Bill 686, "For the relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo."
  Terri Schiavo
March 22, 2005 In the early morning hours President Bush signs U.S Senate Compromise Bill 686 into law.
  Terri Schiavo
March 23, 2005 A Florida state court of appeals refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube as requested by her parents, the Schindlers'. They petition for the entire panel of Eleventh Circuit judges (Atlanta) to rehear their case to reinsert a feeding tube into Terri Schiavo. The Court refuses to hear the case, letting the lower court ruling stand. Following the decision, The Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear the appeal, affirming the decision of the lower court.
  Terri Schiavo
March 30, 2005 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta refuses to hear appeal of Terri Schiavo case. The U. S. Supreme Court also refuses to hear the same case.
  Terri Schiavo
March 31, 2005 Terri Schiavo dies
  Terri Schiavo


On Wednesday, March 30th, Stanley Birch (judge of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) surprised both the Congress and President Bush by berating Compromise Bill 686. Passed by Congress and signed by the president it forced federal courts to hear the case. Birch said the act was "...demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people -- our Constitution."





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