I read every newspaper article I could find on the meaning and impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 1997 decisions in Washington v Glucksberg and Vacco v Quill. I came away with the impression that some proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were unable or unwilling publicly to recognize the magnitude of the setback they suffered when the Court handed down its rulings in the PAS cases.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Kamisar, Yale. "On the Meaning and Impact of the Physician-Assisted Suicide Cases." In Law at the End of Life: The Supreme Court and Assisted Suicide, edited by C. E. Schneider, 56-80. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2000.