The issue of doctor assisted suicide has come before the Supreme Court once again. Less than 300 hundred people have used Oregon's law to end their own lives. More is at stake than assisted suicide. After all, if you need the help of someone with a medical degree to off yourself, are you compentent enough to make the decision? Ultimately its a luxery for rich dying people who won't need their money where they are going.
What is at stake is the issue of self determination. The federal government want to tell you what you can and cannot put in your body. This will probably go the same way as California's medical marijuana case: the state's rights and the individual's rights will be trumped by federal authority. I'm predicting that O' Connor and Thomas will be the only dissenting justices. Ironic that one of the most conservative justices on the bench will rule in favor of a cause traditionally championed by the left.