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Gonzales v. Oregon

Docket No.: 04-623
Certiorari Granted: Feb 22 2005
Argued: October 5, 2005
Decided: January 20, 2006

Topic:

Privacy

PartyNames: Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General, et al. v. Oregon, et al.
Petitioner: Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General, et al.
Respondent: Oregon, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General, et al.
v.
Oregon, et al.
546 U.S. 243 (2006)
Question Presented:

Whether the Attorney General has permissibly construed the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and its implementing regulations to prohibit the distribution of federally controlled substances for the purpose of facilitating an individual's suicide, regardless of a state law purporting to authorize such distribution.

Question:

Did the Controlled Substances Act authorize the attorney general to ban the use of controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide in Oregon?

Holding: affirmed
Vote: 6-3
Opinion By:
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