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California Judge Considers New Physician-Assisted Suicide Law

August 29, 2016

(Thomas Reuters Foundation) – Attorneys for a group of doctors bringing the first legal challenge to California’s new law allowing physician-assisted suicide were due in court on Friday to urge a judge to suspend the statute while their case is under review. Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia may also rule on a request by the state and other supporters of the so-called End of Life Option Act to dismiss the lawsuit instead, arguing the doctors lack proper legal standing to bring their case.

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