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Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009, 12:05 pm
Montana: Land of dignity and Freedom!

Montana may become the first U.S. state to rule that assisted suicide is a right guaranteed by the state's constitution.

"Lawyers on both sides [of the question of assisted suicide] say the Montana Supreme Court has a tradition of interpreting the State Constitution with [the inviolability of human dignity] in mind, with privacy rights and personal liberty often outweighing other concerns. The court ruled in 1997, for example, that Montana’s anti-sodomy laws were unconstitutional invasions of privacy." (NYT)

More: Politics Daily | NY Times | Missoulian

"Man has the right ... to die when and how he will." —Liber OZ, the Thelemic declaration of the rights of mankind.

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
glitterus

People that have not lived in Montana for an extended period of time, do not understand the individualism that is reinforced across the political spectrum.

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
thiebes

I grew up in Missoula and I know exactly what you mean!