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Coming to Terms with Death: The Cruzan Case


Henry J. Bourguignon


University of Toledo College of Law

Susan R. Martyn


University of Toledo - College of Law

1991

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 42, 1991

Abstract:     
The Supreme Court's decision in Cruzan incorrectly allowed the state of Missouri to intervene in Nancy Cruzan's family's surrogate decision to end life supports. The Court should have held that family members, when they remain close and caring, should be presumed to be the designated decision makers.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 43

Keywords: Cruzan, State Interests, Competent Patients, Incompetent Patients, Surrogate Decision Makers, Quality of Life, Slippery Slope, Harlan, Family Relationships, Federalism

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Bourguignon, Henry J. and Martyn, Susan R., Coming to Terms with Death: The Cruzan Case (1991). Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 42, 1991. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1157974

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Henry J. Bourguignon
University of Toledo College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
Susan R. Martyn (Contact Author)
University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
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