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BREAKING NEWS ~ Judge extends stay preventing removal of Schiavo feeding tube

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a Florida judge has extended an emergency stay, keeping Terri Schiavo's feeding tube in place until 5 PM Friday.

10:05 PM ET - Florida Circuit Judge George Greer extended the emergency stay until 5 PM Friday, keeping Schiavo's feeding tube in place for now. The stay was originally set to expire Wednesday afternoon, but Greer said he needed time to decide whether Schiavo's parents should be allowed to pursue further efforts to keep Schiavo's husband from removing her life support. Schiavo's parents hope to show that she has greater mental capabilities than previously thought and are seeking to have Michael Schiavo removed as Terri's legal guardian. Also Wednesday, Florida's Department of Children & Families moved to intervene in the case, and the agency's involvement is said to be related to allegations that Michael Schiavo abused his wife. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage [JURIST Newsmaker archive] of the Schiavo case.

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