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Legal Documents in the Terri Schiavo Case

The following is a selection of legal documents in the Terri Schiavo case, arranged in reverse chronological order. All documents are in PDF format.

  1. Autopsy Report of John R. Thogmartin, MD, Chief Medical Examiner, Pasco and Pinellas Counties, Fla. (June 13, 2005)

  2. Federal Court Order Denying Terri Schiavo's Parents' Petition for a Rehearing (Mar. 30, 2005)

  3. A Second Federal Court Order denying another attempt by Terri Schiavo's parents to reinsert her feeding tube (Mar. 25, 2005)

  4. U.S. Supreme Court Order denying the application of Schiavo's parents for a stay of enforcement of the Florida judgment (Mar. 24, 2005)

  5. Michael Schiavo's Opposition to application by Terri Schiavo's parents (Mar. 24, 2005)

  6. Emergency Application for Stay of lower court orders filed with U.S. Supreme Court by Terri Schiavo's parents (Mar. 23, 2005)

  7. Rehearing Denial The 11th Circuit denies Terri Schiavo's parents' request for a rehearing (Mar. 23, 2005)

  8. 11th Circuit Opinion In 2-1 vote, a federal appeals court denies a legal request to reinsert a feeding tube into Terri Schiavo (Mar. 23, 2005)

  9. United States District Court Order denying the request of Terri Schiavo's parents to reinsert a feeding tube into their daughter (Mar. 22, 2005)

  10. Michael Schiavo's Opposition to injunction (Mar. 21, 2005)

  11. Government's Statement of Interest in support of Schiavo's parents (Mar. 21, 2005)

  12. Motion by Schiavo's parents for a temporary restraining order, declaratory and injunctive relief (Mar. 21, 2005)

  13. Congressional Bill concerning Terri Schiavo signed into law by President Bush after being passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatitives (introduced March 19, 2005; signed into law Mar. 21, 2005)

  14. U.S. Supreme Court Order rejecting a request to consider arguments on the case (Mar. 17, 2005)

  15. Emergency Motion by Schiavo's parents to the U.S. Supreme Court (Mar. 16, 2005)

  16. Order by Florida 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals denying motion for a stay (Mar. 16, 2005)

  17. Order from Judge Greer setting March 18, 2005 as the day to withdraw Schiavo's feeding tube (Feb. 25, 2005)

  18. Florida Supreme Court Opinion ruling that the law enacted by Governor Jeb Bush to reinsert a feeding tube into Schiavo is unconstitutional (Sep. 23, 2004)

  19. Guardian ad Litem's Report on Terri Schiavo Prepared by Jay Wolfson, Ph.D., J.D. (Dec. 1, 2003)

  20. Governor Jeb Bush's Executive Order that feeding tube be reinserted for Schiavo; Subsequently ruled unconstitutional (Oct. 21, 2003)

  21. Text of Florida Bill SB35e or "Terri's Law", Later ruled unconstitutional (Oct. 21, 2003)