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Washington v. Glucksberg

Docket No.: 96-110
Argued: January 8, 1997
Decided: June 26, 1997

Topics:

Due Process, Privacy, Article I, Article I of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Right to Die, disparate treatment, judicial review, maximum hours, murder, privacy, property rights, public education, stare decisis

Petitioner: Washington
Respondent: Glucksberg

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 79 F.3d 790
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


521 U.S. 702 (1997)
Question:

Did Washington's ban on physician assisted-suicide violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause by denying competent terminally ill adults the liberty to choose death over life?

Washington v. Glucksberg
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 08, 1997

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Washington, 0 vote(s) against
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