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Nevada Supreme Court Hears Brain Death Case Today

Today, the Nevada Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the appropriate standards and criteria to ascertain death by neurological criteria.  

Perhaps just as notable as this substantive issue is a procedural aspect of the case:  due to litigation stays, the woman at issue, Aden Hailu, has been physiologically sustained at a Reno hospital for six months after her death.

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