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Law / Right-to-Die / Finn Case / Schiavo Case / Turley Interview #784602

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Louisville, Kentucky: Tom Foreman) The story of the controversial death of local TV host Hugh Finn after an horrific car accident that left him in a permanent vegetative state featured; details given about the split between his wife & parents & the governor over whether to allow him to die. [Wife Michelle FINN†, Father Thomas FINN†, Virginia Governor Jim GILMORE†- offer views on the case.] [Michelle FINN - says she knew what her husband wanted.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The wait for the judge's ruling in the Terri Schiavo case in Florida noted.

(Tallahassee: Ed Henry) The political pressure on Florida Governor Jeb Bush from political conservatives to save Terri's life examined. [Schindler family spokesman Randall TERRY†- promises there will be hell to pay if she dies.] [Conservative activist Pat ROBERTSON†- speaks about the piddly little judge.] [BUSH - comments on his power; restates he cannot go beyond his power.] [Conservative activist Alan KEYES - says the governor can save her life.] [MAN - says Jeb could become a villain to the Christian right.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley about the Schiavo case. [From Washington, TURLEY - says 21 of 23 judges have ruled against the {Schindler} family claims; notes the law demands consistency & Congress violated rules of federalism in the case; comments on the issue of the rights of husband & parents in "substitute consent" cases; states the courts looked at allegations about whether Michael Schiavo had severed his relationship; comments on the constitutional issue of the terror/tyranny of the majority.]

Brown, Aaron;
Foreman, Tom;
Henry, Ed

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