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Washington v. Glucksberg
Citation:521 U.S. 702 (1997)
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The State of Washington prohibits causing or aiding a suicide. The Ninth Circuit held that the State’s assisted-suicide ban was unconstitutional as applied to terminally ill competent adults who wish to hasten their death with medication prescribed by their physicians.
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