Attorney General To Appeal Judge’s Decision Overturning Aid-In-Dying Law
The judge said that the Legislature illegally passed the legislation because it was in a special session that was called to deal with health care funding.
The Mercury News:
California Attorney General To Appeal Judge’s Ruling Overturning Assisted Suicide Law
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday he will appeal a judge’s ruling late Tuesday overturning the state’s right to die law for terminally ill Californians. “We strongly disagree with this ruling and the state is seeking expedited review in the Court of Appeal,” Becerra said Wednesday. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia ruled that the Legislature violated California’s constitution by passing the End of Life Option Act in 2015 during a special session to address emergency needs in the state’s health care system, not aid in dying. (Woolfolk, 5/16)