HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Death with Dignity

The Diane Rehm show did a segment yesterday on Oregon's Death with Dignity and the legal challenges it continues to face from the Department of Justice.  The guests were: 

Walter Weber, senior litigation counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice

Nico van Aelstyn, litigation counsel for patient respondents in Gonzales v. Oregon

Jack Newbold, cancer patient diagnosed as terminally ill

Diane Coleman, founder of Not Dead Yet, a national disability rights organization opposing legalization of assisted suicide

It was a very informative discussion.  Of course, with the possibility of as many as two new justices on the Supreme Court, the legal outcome of the lawsuit become hard to predict. [bm]

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