Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Russell Korobkin of the Volokh Conspiracy writes a good posting on the litigation of attempts by Attorney General Ashcroft to use federal powers to restrict physician-assisted suicide via the federal regulation of doctors' ability to write prescriptions for controlled substances. I've written a lot to defend Ashcroft against exaggerated claims such as the misrepresentations of opponents to the Patriot Act. But this is a good example of an inappropriate action by Ashcroft. I personally am against physician-assisted suicide laws and don't support Oregon's initiative. But this is a case of federalism where the Bush administration should not be intervening.
UPDATE: Juan Non-Volokh has some thoughts on Russell's post.
Robin 3:41 PM