Category Archives: court cases

NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

[Editor’s Note: NDY USA was honored many years ago when Jane Campbell asked if she could start NDY UK. Our sister organization has done incredible work. Here they share their reaction to the case of Noel Conway, a man with motor neuron disease, aka ALS.] NOT DEAD YET UK STATEMENT ON MR NOEL CONWAY’S LEGAL … Continue reading NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  On February 15, 2017, Not Dead Yet and ten other national and New York state disability rights organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the New York Court of Appeals in support of rulings by the Supreme Court and Appellate Division, both of which dismissed a case seeking to … Continue reading Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Against Constitutional Right To Assisted Suicide

In a unanimous opinion issued June 30, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in the Morris v. Brandenburg case that there is no state constitutional right to assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet was assisted by disability rights attorney Steve Gold and New Mexico counsel Lara Katz in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the case. Joining … Continue reading New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Against Constitutional Right To Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide Litigation To Be Filed in New York

The news came in through Twitter today (h/t to Stephen Mendelsohn of Second Thoughts CT) that there will be a press conference tomorrow announcing that End of Life Choices of New York is filing an assisted suicide lawsuit.  One tweet says it involves three patients and three doctors. We don’t have more details yet, but … Continue reading Assisted Suicide Litigation To Be Filed in New York

In the news: Canada SC Case

In Canada this week, the issues of assisted suicide and euthanasia were argued before the Supreme Court.  Here’s some of the coverage/commentary published before the date of the arguments (10/15): Dave Hingsburger is a respected – almost revered, and for good reason – voice in the disability rights community.  He missed a presentation at a … Continue reading In the news: Canada SC Case