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.
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.
Thaddeus Mason Pope is Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. <> <> He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology; Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College; and Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at St. Georges University. <> <> Professor Pope is an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and medical ethics. He has over 120 publications in: leading medical journals, law reviews, bar journals, nursing journals, bioethics journals, and book chapters. He also coauthors the definitive 1500-page treatise The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking.