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Constitutionalizing The 'Right To Die', Thomas Wm. Mayo Jan 1990

Constitutionalizing The 'Right To Die', Thomas Wm. Mayo

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Following the Supreme Court’s unprecedented acceptance of three abortion cases, and for the first time a case involving the withdrawal of life-sustaining medical treatment in the upcoming 1989 Term, this article addresses the so-called right to die. Specifically, as in Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, whether the federal constitutional right of privacy extends to decisions, made on behalf of permanently unconscious patients, to have life-sustaining medical treatment discontinued and, if so, whether a state’s interest in the sanctity of life can override the patient’s privacy right? This article argues that on doctrinal as well as ...


Constitutional Protection Of Freedom Of Expression In The United States As It Affects Defamation Law, Oscar S. Gray Jan 1990

Constitutional Protection Of Freedom Of Expression In The United States As It Affects Defamation Law, Oscar S. Gray

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