Schiavo case to be discussed by Law School panel

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Four members of theNotre DameLawSchoolfaculty will discuss the Terri Schiavo case at4 p.m.Wednesday (March 30) in theLawSchoolcourtroom.The discussion is free and open to the public.

The Supreme Court refused on Thursday (March 24) to order Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube reinserted, rejecting an appeal by her parents to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive.The parents say that the 41-year-old Schiavo faces an unjust and imminent death because of a decision by her husband to halt nourishment without proof of her consent.

M. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Professor of Law and professor of theology, will serve as moderator for the discussion.

John Robinson, associate professor of law, will address the question,What Does the Catholic Tradition Say about Artificial Nutrition and Hydration for Patients in aPersistentVegetativeState?

A. J. Bellia, associate professor of law, will address the question,Can and Should Congress Give the Federal Courts Jurisdiction to Hear a Case Already Decided by the Florida Courts?

Richard Garnett, associate professor of law, will address the question,Were Terri Schiavos Religious-Freedom Rights Violated?

John Finnis, Robert and Frances Biolchini Professor of Law, will address the question,How Do Law and Morality Relate in the Schiavo Case?

* Contact: * Carol Jambor-Smith, director of external relations for the Notre Dame _Law School, at 574-631-6891 or _

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