A federal appeals court in Atlanta, Georgia has agreed to consider a petition by Terri Schiavo's parents for a new hearing on whether to reconnect their severely brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube.
The ruling was issued early Wednesday, nearly two weeks after a Florida judge approved removal of the feeding tube.
Since then, courts have repeatedly rejected her family's efforts to have it reconnected.
Tuesday, a family spokesman said the Reverend Jesse Jackson is trying to persuade three Florida state senators to change their votes on a measure that would allow the state to intervene.
Doctors say the 41-year-old woman has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years, and her husband insists she would not want to be kept alive artificially.
Some information for this report provided by AP.