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Vacco v. Quill

Docket No.: 95-1858
Argued: January 8, 1997
Decided: June 26, 1997

Topics:

Equal Protection, Privacy, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, disparate treatment, property rights

PartyNames: Dennis C. VACCO, Attorney General of New York, et al., Petitioners, v. Timothy E. QUILL et al.
Petitioner: Vacco
Respondent: Quill

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 80 F.3d 716
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Vacco
v.
Quill
521 U.S. 793 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 2293138 L.Ed.2d 834 (521 U.S.
Question:

Did New York's ban on physician-assisted suicide violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause by allowing competent terminally ill adults to withdraw their own lifesaving treatment, but denying the same right to patients who could not withdraw their own treatment and could only hope that a physician would do so for them?

Vacco v. Quill
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 08, 1997

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Vacco, 0 vote(s) against
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