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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

More on Death With Dignity Act Case

Just to add a further observation onto Betsy's post (below) re: today's grant of cert. in Gonzales [substituted for Ashcroft] v. Oregon, No. 04-623 . . . The Oregon Death With Dignity Act won't be reviewed directly in this case, which is a challenge to the DOJ policy of prosecuting physicians who prescribe controlled substances in accordance with the Death With Dignity Act.  The 9th Circuit's opinion, which struck down the DOJ policy, is here, and the SG's petition for cert. is here.  According to an article on the New York Times' web page, the case won't be argued until after the October 2005 Term begins.  [tm]

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