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Dakota County Attorney will appeal assisted-suicide ruling

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has filed a decision which affirmed the decision of Dakota County District Court striking down the portion of Minnesota’s assisting suicide statute that makes it unlawful to advise or encourage someone to commit suicide. In doing so, the Court of Appeals determined that the terms “advises” and “encourages” as used in Minnesota’s assisted suicide statute are “facially overbroad” and infringe upon speech that is considered protected under the First Amendment.

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