Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
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.
Brian H. Bix, Physician-Assisted Suicide and Federalism, 17 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 53 (2003), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/315.