Final Exit Network
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.
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.
A member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.
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.
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.
The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.
The medical director of Final Exit Network is being charged with assisted suicide after the death of an Apple Valley woman in 2007.
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.