Killing yourself in Oregon

by Sal on January 17, 2006

in Politics

The Supreme Court today ruled that the Federal Government had no authority to prevent an Oregon assisted suicide law. The vote was 6-3, with Kennedy writing for the majority consisting of Ginsburg, Stevens, Breyer, O’Connor, and Souter, and the dissent written by Scalia with Thomas and Roberts.

It is rulings like this that show the importance of choosing the right judges for the Supreme Court. Alito will help, but we still need at least one more originalist judge to swing back the court to a more traditional role.

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