In a widely expected move, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request from the parents of Terri Schiavo to reinsert the feeding tube that a Florida state court judge had ordered removed from the 41-year-old woman six days earlier.

The one-page order, made without comment by the high court, followed a flurry of decisions this week by a Florida federal judge, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the appeals court’s full 12-judge bench, each refusing to reopen the Schiavo case.

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