On this blog, Professor Thaddeus Pope tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility and the limits on individual autonomy at the end of life.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Baxter v. Montana - Oral Arguments on Wednesday
Arguments in Baxter v. Montana begin tomorrow at 9:30 MT (11:30 ET) in Room 303 of the Montana Capitol and are open to the public. People may listen or watch live broadcasts through the Montana State Judiciary Web site here.
The Court must decide whether, as a lower court judge held, the Montana Constitution protects the right of a terminally ill patient to obtain a lethal prescription from her physician.