Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Supreme Court upholds Oregon assisted suicide law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 6-3 to uphold an Oregon physician-assisted suicide law in the case Gonzales v. Oregon, ruling that former Attorney General John Ashcroft overstepped his authority in seeking to punish doctors who prescribed drugs to help terminally ill patients end their lives.

SCOTUS Blog has this post on the opinion.

Here is the take at Southern Appeal.

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