Category Archives: court decisions

Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  For Immediate Release: Disability rights groups applaud today’s New York Court of Appeals unanimous ruling announcing that “we reject plaintiffs’ argument that an individual has a fundamental constitutional right to aid-in-dying . . . . We also reject plaintiffs’ assertion that the State’s prohibition on assisted suicide … Continue reading Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Press Release: Disability Advocates Applaud New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling In Assisted Suicide Case

In a unanimous opinion issued yesterday afternoon, 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 Not Dead Yet in … Continue reading Press Release: Disability Advocates Applaud New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling In 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

Victory in New York Appellate Division!

A clear and welcome ruling came down Tuesday, May 3rd, from the NY Appellate Division in an assisted suicide case in which NDY filed a friend-of-the-court brief joined by ten other national and state disability organizations. The Court found no constitutional right to assisted suicide. Below is an excerpt from the 36-page decision: [P]laintiffs rely … Continue reading Victory in New York Appellate Division!

NDY Files Statement With Canadian Panel on Carter Case

On February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada issued a horrific ruling in the case of Carter v. Canada.  How horrific?  The Court held: Section 241 (b) and s. 14  of the Criminal Code  unjustifiably infringe s. 7  of the Charter  and are of no force or effect to the extent that they prohibit physician‑assisted death for a … Continue reading NDY Files Statement With Canadian Panel on Carter Case