Monday, May 15, 2017

END OF LIFE CHOICES



In February of 2015 End of Life Choices New York filed a lawsuit, Myers v. Schneiderman, to establish aid in dying as a right under current law or under the New York State Constitution. The lawsuit was dismissed by a lower court, an appeal to the Appellate Division, First Department. affirmed the lower court ruling in May 2016. In September of 2016, the Court of Appeals ruled to hear the appeal and oral arguments are scheduled for May 30, 2017.

Many organizations have requested to file briefs or appear amici curiae - most recently on May 13, news correspondent and author Betty Rollin, who has been active in the Death with Dignity movement, was granted leave to file a brief. Myers v. Schneiderman, 2017 NY Slip Op 72536 - NY: Court of Appeals May 4, 2017. Motion No. 2017-477.

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