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March 30, 2005

Federal Appeals Court OKs Schiavo Review

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Finally, some good news for Terri Schiavo and her parents, but is it too late? In seeking a new hearing, the attorneys for Terri's parents argued that the District Court "committed plain error when it reviewed only the state court case and outcome history." This news comes as the Florida Senate, encouraged by Rev. Jessie Jackson, is scheduled to vote again on a bill that could save Terri. Rev. Jackson wants to order Terri's feeding tube reinserted.

- The Guardian, Wednesday March 30, 2005 8:16 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a petition by Terri Schiavo's parents for a new hearing on whether to reconnect their severely brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled without comment on Schiavo's 12th day without nourishment. Last week, the same court twice ruled against Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, who are trying to keep her alive.

(...)  In seeking a new hearing late Tuesday, attorneys for Schiavo's parents argued that the District Court ``committed plain error when it reviewed only the state court case and outcome history.''

(...) Now, the court will consider the request for a new hearing based on the facts of the case, rather than whether previous Florida court rulings have met legal standards under state law.

(...) There was no time frame for the court to consider the motion, but the Schindler's attorneys asked to have the tube reinserted immediately ``in light of the magnitude of what is at stake and the urgency of the action required.''

Other coverage: AP via MyWayNewsBlogsForTerri, Stand In The Trenches

Posted by Hyscience at March 30, 2005 9:42 AM



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