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VACCO V. QUILL, 521 U.S. 793 (1997)

Stepanovich, when with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the constitutionality of a New York ban on physician-assisted suicide. The Court ruled that preventing doctors from assisting their patients, even those terminally ill and/or in great pain, was a legitimate state interest that was well within the authority of the state to regulate. As a matter of law, there was no constitutional guarantee of a “right to die.”

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May 18, 1997