Despite Courts’ Rulings, For Now, Aid-In-Dying Law Will Remain In Place
An appellate court issued a ruling this week that upheld an earlier decision to overturn the law. However, the court gave state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and other parties time to "show cause" — that is, provide more arguments as to why the court should grant the stay and suspend the lower court ruling.
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California’s Assisted Death Law To Remain In Place Until Appellate Court Process Is Concluded
The End of Life Option Act, which gives terminally ill Californians the right to end their own lives with lethal drugs, will remain in place until the court of appeal makes a final decision on the matter, and that could take several weeks. On May 15, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia issued a ruling that overturned the law and said the legislature violated the state’s constitution by passing the right-to-die law during a special session that was limited to health care issues. (Bharath, 5/24)