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Tuesday, January 17, 2006
  State's Rights

It seems that Republicans won’t be doing their usual cheering for State’s Rights today.

 

Supreme Court Upholds Oregon Suicide Law

By GINA HOLLAND
The Associated Press
Tuesday, January 17, 2006; 10:23 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting, upheld Oregon's one-of-a-kind physician-assisted suicide law Tuesday, rejecting a Bush administration attempt to punish doctors who help terminally ill patients die.

Justices, on a 6-3 vote, said the 1997 Oregon law used to end the lives of more than 200 seriously ill people trumped federal authority to regulate doctors.

 

I guess the concept of privacy really bothers some people. It was Roberts, Scalia and Thomas who wanted to support more Federal regulation of society. It seems that Republicans now support the dreaded Nanny State. The more things change, the more...

 

This 6-3 victory for the right of people to choose their own end strikes me as part of the core principle of; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

 
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