U.S. Attorney General's Effort to Block Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law Through Physician Registration Requirements Struck Down as Exceeding His Authority

Gonzalez v. Oregon, 126 S. Ct. 904 (2006)

Physician-assisted suicide was authorized in Oregon in 1994 following a state-wide voter referendum, and reaffirmed following a second referendum in 1997. The Oregon Death with Dignity Act permits an individual who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness that will lead to death in six months to obtain from a willing physician a prescription for a medication that will hasten death, although the individual must self-administer the medication...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 2