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BREAKING NEWS ~ Terri Schiavo's parents file full appeal with 11th Circuit

[JURIST] The parents of Terri Schiavo have filed a full appeal with the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals [official website], urging the court to act because Schiavo is "fading quickly." The parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, filed an emergency appeal Tuesday morning after a US district judge refused to order Terri Schiavo's feeding tube to be reconnected. AP has more.

3 PM ET - WXIA-TV in Atlanta is reporting that Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband, has filed a request with the 11th Circuit, arguing that the feeding tube should not be reinserted, even temporarily. Schiavo argued there was sufficient time for the court to hear the appeal without reinserting the feeding tube.

For additional background and materials, see JURIST's Terri Schiavo news archive.

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