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Court Rulings: Court and Hospital

court rulings: The 23-month-old boy suffers from a degenerative neurological condition that has left him in a semi-vegetative state, according to CTV. Doctors treating him at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool have said further treatment is futile, and the toddler's life support was withdrawn Monday after a series of court rulings sided with the doctors and blocked further medical treatment. A lawyer for Alfie Evans' mother Kate James told three Court of Appeal judges that James hoped the courts would invite the hospital to take the appropriate steps. Nonetheless, Alfie's parents want to take him to Italy to be cared for at the Vatican's children's hospital. The parents' lawyers went to court Wednesday to try to overturn that decision. High Court Justice Anthony Hayden on Tuesday rejected the parents' latest appeal, and said his ruling represented the final chapter in the life of this extraordinary little boy. ( As reported in the news.