Court Hears Arguments on Landmark Assisted Suicide Law

"The fate of the landmark Oregon assisted suicide law rests with a federal appeals court that was asked Wednesday to decide whether Attorney General John Ashcroft can regulate 'legitimate medical practice' in a state. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Ashcroft's challenge to an injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Jones in April 2002 that barred Ashcroft from interfering with the Oregon law," the AP reports here.