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NM Supreme Court rejects right to assisted suicide

The New Mexico Supreme Court has issued a unanimous opinion (written by Justice Chavez) in Morris v. Brandenburg rejecting the claim that the New Mexico Constitution creates a right to assisted suicide. Because the plaintiffs based their claim solely on … Continue reading

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“Justices Grill Attorneys in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case”

Russell Contreras has this report about this morning’s oral argument before the New Mexico Supreme Court in the assisted suicide case, Morris v. Brandenburg.

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NM Supreme Court to hear assisted suicide case this morning

This morning the New Mexico Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Morris v. Brandenburg, which presents the question whether the New Mexico Constitution creates a right to assisted suicide. I had hoped to attend, but will not be able to … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court to review assisted suicide case

The New Mexico Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Morris v. Brandenburg, the case in which the plaintiffs are claiming that a right to assistance in committing suicide exists under the New Mexico Constitution. Last month, the Court of Appeals held, in a … Continue reading

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New Mexico Court of Appeals rejects right to assisted suicide

Today, the New Mexico Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in Morris v. Brandenburg, and has held that the New Mexico Constitution creates no right to assisted suicide. This ruling is great news. The New Mexico Constitution says nothing … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals holds oral argument in assisted suicide case

Yesterday afternoon, before a packed courtroom, the New Mexico Court of Appeals held oral argument in the assisted suicide case, Morris v. King. In no particular order, here are my impressions of the oral argument: 1.  The Attorney General’s office, represented by … Continue reading

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Oral argument in New Mexico assisted suicide appeal to be heard on January 26

One of the more controversial cases pending before New Mexico’s appellate courts is Morris v. King (which will likely be renamed soon as Morris v. Balderas), which asks whether New Mexico’s statute banning physician-assisted suicide, NMSA 1978, section 30-2-4, violates the … Continue reading

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