TAMPA, August 27, 2003 ( – Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s formal request that Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George W. Greer delay setting a date for removal of life support from long-term disabled Terri Schindler-Schiavo has been denied. If the judge sees fit, he can go ahead and set a date for removal at a scheduled September 11 hearing.  In his letter, Bush said he would prefer that a court-appointed guardian “independently investigate the circumstances of this case and provide the court with an unbiased view that considers the best interests of Mrs. Schiavo.” reports that in rejecting the governor’s appeal Judge Greer stated “I read [Gov. Bush’s letter] because it came from the governor and I respect his position,” …“Beyond that, it is going in the file.”  See coverage at


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