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On The Meaning And Impact Of The Physician-Assisted Suicide Cases, Yale Kamisar Jan 2000

On The Meaning And Impact Of The Physician-Assisted Suicide Cases, Yale Kamisar

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I read every newspaper article I could find on the meaning and impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 1997 decisions in Washington v Glucksberg and Vacco v Quill. I came away with the impression that some proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were unable or unwilling publicly to recognize the magnitude of the setback they suffered when the Court handed down its rulings in the PAS cases.