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Minn. Prosecutor To Appeal Assisted Suicide Ruling

A Minnesota law banning the offering of advice or encouragement about how to commit suicide is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech, the state appeals court ruled Monday. The decision by a three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals was hailed as a “grand slam” victory by Robert Rivas, an attorney for the Final Exit Network. Two members of the national right-to-die group are charged in the 2007 suicide of Doreen Dunn, a 57-year-old Apple Valley woman who had suffered from chronic pain for more than a decade. Prosecutors “don’t have one scintilla of evidence from the scene” to support the charges that the two Final Exit Network members assisted in Dunn’s suicide, Rivas said.

09/30/2013

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Minn. Court Hits Law Against ‘Advising’ Suicide

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says a state law against “advising” people on committing suicide is unconstitutional. A three-judge appeals panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the law is an overly broad restriction on free speech.

09/30/2013

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Right-To-Die Group Member Charged In Minn. Dies

A member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.

03/26/2013

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Minn. Charges Tossed Against Right-To-Die Ex-Head

A Minnesota judge has dismissed charges against the former head of a national right-to-die group accused in the death of an Apple Valley woman.

03/22/2013

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Right-To-Die Group Wants Minn. Charges Dismissed

Members of a national right-to-die group are challenging Minnesota’s assisted-suicide law, saying it violates constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association.

12/18/2012

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Trial Underway For ‘Right To Die’ Group

The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.

07/02/2012

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Dakota Co. Att’y On Prosecution Of Right To Die Group

The medical director of Final Exit Network is being charged with assisted suicide after the death of an Apple Valley woman in 2007.

05/15/2012

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Right-To-Die Group Indicted By Minn. Grand Jury

A Minnesota grand jury has indicted a national right-to-die group and several members for their actions in the 2007 suicide of a suburban Minneapolis woman.

05/14/2012

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