Judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"We believe that extending a choice to doctors as well as to patients would help protect the integrity of the medical profession without compromising the rights or principles of individual doctors and without sacrificing the welfare of their patients."
Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington, majority opinion, Mar. 6, 1996
Experts MDs, JDs (Lawyers), PhDs and Religious Leaders with significant involvement in end-of-life issues. [Because end-of-life dilemmas require medical, ethical, legal, and in some case religious considerations, we view MDs, PhDs with a bio-ethical focus, and JDs/religious leaders with significant involvement as "experts" in the euthanasia debate.] [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1980-present
Secretary, Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympics