Physician Assisted Suicide and Federalism

18 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2003

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Brian Bix

University of Minnesota Law School


The article considers the application of general theories of federalism (e.g., states as laboratories and competitive federalism) to the issue of physician-assisted suicide. The article also uses the analogies of same-sex marriage and medical marijuana to explore some of the moral and policy issues raised by this intersection of medical ethics and federalism.

Suggested Citation

Bix, Brian, Physician Assisted Suicide and Federalism. Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 17, 2003, Available at SSRN:

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