Bench Memos

Attention C-SPAN Junkies

On Thursday morning from around 8:30 to 9:15 Eastern time, Ed Whelan will be on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program discussing how the Roberts nomination bears on the issue of assisted suicide—suicide of human beings, not of the Democratic party. The launching point of the discussion will be the upcoming Supreme Court case of Gonzales v. Oregon, which presents the question whether the federal Controlled Substances Act preempts Oregon’s law purporting to allow physicians to prescribe and dispense drugs to an individual for the purpose of enabling that individual to commit suicide.

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