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Judge rejects request for stay of judgment that invalidated California’s assisted suicide law

By Dave Andrusko
NRL News Today - June 1, 2018

Here is a quick update of the status of California’s improperly passed assisted suicide law.

On May 15 Riverside Superior Court Judge, Daniel A. Ottolia invalidated the End of Life Option Act, explaining that in 2015 the legislature violated the state constitution by passing the law during a special session that was supposed to be limited to health care issues. The plaintiffs who challenged the law included the Life Legal Defense Foundation, which represents six doctors, and the American Academy of Medical Ethics.

However Judge Ottolia did not rule on the issue of permitting health professionals to assist someone to end their life.

As NRL News Today reported, on May 23, the 4th District Circuit Court of Appeal denied a motion by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for a stay to suspend the ruling. However, as Prof. Thaddeus Pope, the author of the Medical Futility blogspot, explained, the appeals court “ordered the plaintiffs to show cause why the appellate court should not overturn the ruling in 25 days.”

Full article at NRL News Today

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