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Jan. 17, 2006 – US Supreme Court Upholds Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act in Gonzales v. Oregon

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion in Gonzales v. Oregon, holds that the Controlled Substances Act does not authorize the Attorney General to ban the use of controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide. Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law is upheld.