The Ninth Circuit's Fatal Overreach

May 1996
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1996, Issue 63, p12
Focuses on the implications of the decision released by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt in San Francisco, California stating that the U.S. Constitution guarantees a liberty right to assisted suicide on March 6, 1996. Reaction of the American Medical Association to the decision; Basis used by Reinhardt for the ruling; Relation of the ruling to the abortion precedents issued by the Supreme Court on the case Roe versus Wade.


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