Friday, December 16, 2011

Current Canada Case Brings Memories Of Sue Rodriguez

The current Canadian court case seeking to legalize assisted suicide continues. Here's the judge who was involved in the ground-zero case 18 years ago, the case of Sue Rodriguez.
Haunting right-to-die case weighs on judges' minds, 18 years on
Major can still see the silent ranks of disabled people, their wheelchairs ringing the Supreme Court of Canada as a courtroom full of lawyers debated the assisted suicide law in 1993.
"It was a haunting type of case," said Mr. Major, who was the Supreme Court judge whose vote tipped the balance in a 5-4 decision affirming the law. more

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