Friday, June 04, 2004

Schiavo case on fast track to Florida Supreme Court.

The 2nd District Court of Appeal has approved Michael Schiavo's request that Jeb Bush's appeal go directly to the Supreme Court, which allows the litigants to bypass the intermediate appellate stage in the dispute over the validity of "Terri's Law," according to an article in the Tallahassee Democrat. Thanks to Kathy Cerminara for the heads up on this.

Meanwhile, Terri's parents are again contesting her husband's right to make medical decisions for her -- an issue that has been litigated and re-litigated and always comes out the same way every time - in favor of the husband. The Second District Court of Appeal's opinion from last June neatly summarizes the issue. Apparently "finality" is a foreign concept in Florida's court system.

For more on the lower court's opinion and other recent developments in this case go here and here.
posted by tommayo, 9:49 AM

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