March 20, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 20, 2005, the US Senate passed legislation to move Terri Schiavo's case into the federal court system. Schiavo was a woman living in a vegetative state in Florida whose parents and husband engaged in an eight year battle over extending her life support, which became the centerpiece of a ...[read more]
March 21, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 21, 2005, US President George W. Bush signed legislation allowing the federal courts to review the case of a brain-damaged Florida woman, Terri Schiavo, whose "persistent vegetative state" led her husband, Michael Schiavo, to request the removal of her feeding tube against the wishes of ...[read more]
October 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 21, 2004, the Supreme Court of Florida denied a request by Florida Governor Jeb Bush that it reconsider its decision striking down the law blocking Terri Schiavo's husband from removing her feeding tube. The court had ruled unanimously to strike down the law, which the state legislature ...[read more]
December 3, 2005
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Tom Mayo, professor of law at Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, and Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, says that the Terri Schiavo case earlier this year changed the ground-rules for medical decision-making on ...[read more]
September 2, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
In an emergency session Thursday night, the US Senate passed a bill to provide $10.5 billion in emergency relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The measure was approved by voice vote with only four Senators present on the floor. Read Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's floor statement ... ...[read more]
July 8, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
Florida State Attorney Bernie McCabe announced Thursday that he had found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing with respect to the collapse of Terri Schiavo 15 years ago. Following Schiavo's autopsy last month, Govenor Jeb Bush asked McCabe to investigate what he suspected as an unexplained 40 ...[read more]
June 21, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
Michael Schiavo buried the cremated remains of his late wife Terri Schiavo Monday at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Florida. He had previously said he would bury her remains in his family plot in Pennsylvania. Schiavo's parents were not notified of the interment. Michael inscribed ...[read more]
June 15, 2005
by jt
Terri Schiavo autopsy report, Florida District Six Medical Examiner, June 15, 2005. Read the full text of the report here. Reported in JURIST Paper Chasehere... ...[read more]
June 15, 2005
by Tom Henry
An autopsy report released Wednesday showed that Terri Schiavo had a severely atrophied brain that weighed less than half of what a normal brain should weigh and was irreversibly damaged. Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin said that the findings were consistent wi... ...[read more]
April 21, 2005
by Amit Patel
In a case somewhat similar to that of brain-damaged Florida woman Terri Schiavo, Justice Mark Hedley of the High Court in London Thursday upheld a court order allowing a critically ill baby to die if she stops breathing. Charlotte Wyatt was born 3 months premature with serious brain, lung, and ...[read more]

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