Schiavo family faces off in court on feeding tube removal D. Wes Rist at 9:32 AM ET
[JURIST] Relatives of Terri Schiavo [JURIST Newsmakers archive] face each other in court Wednesday over the status of Schiavo's artificial life support. On Tuesday, Schiavo's husband Michael was granted the right to proceed with the removal of Terri's feeding tube [JURIST report], which is all that is keeping her alive after a cardiac arrest 15 years ago starved her brain of oxygen. Terri's parents obtained an emergency stay [JURIST report] from Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer that requires both parties to appear before him Wednesday for him to rule on the fitness of Michael Schiavo as Terri's guardian. Doctors disagree over whether Terri has any chance of recovery. AP has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.