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Not DEA'd Yet: Gonzalez v. Oregon
Hastings Center Report (2006)
  • Charles H. Baron, Boston College Law School
On January 17, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act beat back yet another attempt on its life. In Gonzales v. Oregon, the U.S. Supreme Court (by a six-to-three vote) affirmed decisions of two lower federal courts and made permanent a 2001 injunction against federal prosecution of physicians who prescribe narcotics under the terms of the act. Media coverage of the decision both exaggerated and underplayed the decision’s significance.
Publication Date
March, 2006
Citation Information
Charles H. Baron. "Not DEA'd Yet: Gonzalez v. Oregon" Hastings Center Report Vol. 36 Iss. 2 (2006)
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