Ruling Bolsters California Assisted Death Law, Group SaysA judge has ruled California’s law allowing terminally people to end their lives was passed legitimately during a special session of the Legislature.
State Appeals Court Reinstates California Right-to-Die LawA state appeals court has reinstated -- at least for now -- California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
Petaluma Man Faces Trial For Aiding Painkiller-Addicted Wife’s SuicideA Petaluma man was held over for trial Tuesday afternoon for voluntary manslaughter and for helping his wife hang herself outside a Bodega Bay motel in January.
California Appeals To Defend Law Allowing Life-Ending DrugsCalifornia's attorney general has appealed a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.
State To Defend California Law Allowing Life-Ending DrugsAttorney General Xavier Becerra said in a one-sentence statement Wednesday that "we strongly disagree with this ruling" and that he will seek an expedited appeal.
Judge Tosses California Law Allowing Doctor-Assisted Death For Terminally IllA California judge has thrown out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature.
Dying Vets Cannot Use Life-Ending Drugs At Many State HomesVeterans in government-run homes in many parts of the country that have legalized physician-assisted death are finding restrictions because assisted suicide goes against the policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Bail Lowered In Bizarre Bodega Bay Assisted Suicide CaseA 64-year-old Petaluma man charged with allegedly assisting his wife's unsuccessful suicide attempts before hanging her from a tree delayed entering a plea in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday morning.
Judge Allows Lawsuit Challenging Assisted Suicide LawA judge Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California's law allowing terminally ill people to seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs.
Fairfield Man Arrested For Assisting Mom’s SuicideA 43-year-old Fairfield man has been arrested for assisting his 69-year-old mother with her suicide, authorities said Friday.
Judge Refuses To Suspend California's Assisted Death LawA California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
California's New Right-To-Die Law Has Doctors Uneasy About Lethal PrescriptionsA number of doctors in California say they feel uneasy about prescribing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill under a new law that goes into effect June 9.
After California, Right-To-Die Backers Push Laws In Other StatesIt will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
Gov. Brown Signs Right-To-Die Bill; California 5th State To Legalize Assisted SuicideCalifornia will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.
California Right-To-Die Bill Goes To Gov. Jerry Brown’s DeskCalifornia lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.