Year: 1995 Source: The Journal of Clinical Ethics, v.6, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.93-96 SIEC No: 19970791

This article discusses legal trends in various bioethical issues including physician-assisted suicide. Brief information is provided on the 1994 decision of the Michigan Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of a lower court which found Michigan’s law criminalizing assisted suicide unconstitutional. The court found that the law was technically valid & did not violate the US constitution. The court also ruled that assisted suicide could be prosecuted as a common-law felony.