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Thursday, May 27, 2004  

Incidentally, for posterity, here's judge Richard Tallman, writing for the majority of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on Johnny Jackboot's bid to overturn Oregon's assisted suicide law.

"The attorney general's unilateral attempt to regulate general medical practices historically entrusted to state lawmakers interferes with the democratic debate about physician-assisted suicide and far exceeds the scope of his authority under federal law."

[The court] added "that the attorney general has no specialized expertise in the field of medicine" and that he "imposes a sweeping and unpersuasive interpretation" of the Controlled Substance Act, which "directly conflicts with that of his predecessor," Atty. Gen. Janet Reno.

Makes me feel all warm inside to hear a court vindicate our lil' state's democratic choices.

posted by Jeff | 3:40 PM |
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