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Thursday, December 30, 2004

New trial nixed in Schiavo right-to-die case
Gretchen E. Moore at 9:34 AM ET

[JURIST] The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal Wednesday denied a request from the parents of Terri Schiavo for a new trial in her long-running right-to-die case. Once the court issues a formal decision within two weeks, Schiavo's husband will be able to order the removal of a feeding tube that has kept his wife alive for over 14 years. Schiavo's parents argued for a new trial based on the Pope's recent statements regarding the rights of people in vegetative states. Earlier, Florida governor Jeb Bush requested that the US Supreme Court intervene in the case and lawyers for Terri's parents filed a friend of the court brief on Wednesday in support of the Governor's request. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Terri Schiavo case.

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