23 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 599 (1999-2000)
Right to Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, The

handle is hein.journals/hjlpp23 and id is 617 raw text is: THE RIGHT TO ASSISTED SUICIDE AND
EUTHANASIA
NEIL M. GORSUCH*
I. INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 600
I. THE COURTS ............................................................. 606
A. The Washington Due Process Litigation ............ 606
1. The Trial Court ...................... 606
2. The Ninth Circuit Panel Decision ............. 608
3. The En Banc Court ...................................... 609
B. The New York Equal Protection Litigation ........ 611
1. The Trial Court ........................................... 611
2. The Second Circuit ..................................... 612
C. The Supreme Court ............................................. 613
1. The Majority Opinion ................................. 614
2. The Concurrences ....................................... 616
D. The Consequences ofGlucksberg and Quill .... 619
III. ARGUMENTS FROM HISTORY ................................... 620
A. Which History? ................................................... 620
B.   The Ancients ....................................................... 623
C. Early Christian Thinkers .................................... 627
D. English Common Law ......................................... 630
E. Colonial American Experience ........................... 631
F. The Modern Consensus: Suicide ........................ 633
G. The Modern Consensus: Assisting Suicide and
Euthanasia .......................................................... 636
IV. ARGUMENTS FROM FAIRNESS .................................. 641
A .  Causation ............................................................ 643
B.  Act-Omission    ...................................................... 645
C .  Intention .............................................................. 647
V. ARGUMENTS FROM AUTONOMY ............................. 657
A. Casey and Cruzan ............................................ 658
* Columbia, B.A. 1988; Harvard, J.D. 1991; Marshall Scholar, University
College, Oxford, 1992-1995; Partner, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans,
P.L.L.C. I wish to thank John Finnis, Christian Mammen, Bernadette Murphy,
Jessica Bartlow, and especially Louise Gorsuch.

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