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Judge Refuses to Suspend California’s Assisted Death Law

August 29, 2016

(San Francisco Chronicle) – A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia said the law will remain in effect for now. He also agreed to allow the physicians to pursue their lawsuit claiming the law lacks safeguards to protect against abuse.

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