Timeline: Schiavo Legal Case

Compiled From Staff Reports
Thursday, March 24, 2005; 12:26 PM

A look at the latest moves in the long legal battle over whether Floridian Terri Schiavo, 41, may be taken off life support.

Sunday: Senate passes legislation giving federal courts jurisdiction in the case.

Monday: House passes the same bill, sending it to President Bush for his signature.

Tuesday: U.S. District Court Judge James Whittemore denies Schaivo's parent's request to reinsert her feeding tube. Schaivo's parents appeal the decision.

Wednesday:The 11th Circuit federal appeals court votes 2-1 to uphold Judge Whittemore's decision.

Wednesday:The full 11th Circuit court denies the request by Schiavo's parents for a rehearing.

Wednesday: Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush says the state may have authority to take custody of Schiavo.

Wednesday: Florida state Judge George W. Greer issued an order preventing the Adult Protective Team of the Department of Children and Families from removing Schiavo from her hospice and reinserting her feeding tube.

Wednesday: The Florida state Senate voted 21 to 18 against a bill that would have prevented the removal of feeding tubes from vegetative patients, such as Schiavo, who did not leave written instructions about their wishes.

Thursday: The U.S. Supreme Court rejects the appeal by Schaivo's parents.

SOURCES: Associated Press, staff reports

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