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Riverside judge invalidates California's assisted suicide law


Last updated 5/24/2018 at 9:57am

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County Superior Court judge found California’s physician-assisted suicide law unconstitutional because of how it was implemented.

Judge Daniel Ottolia ruled in favor of groups challenging the End of Life Option Act based on legislative overreach, potentially barring further use of the law, which the Attorney General’s Office was forced to defend in court.

The Attorney General’s Office now has five days to appeal Ottolia’s decision.

The Napa-based Life Legal Defense Foundation and other groups sued to have the End of Life Option Act invalidated, arguing t...

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