This is a complete presentation on the Rights to Die & Privacy - including the Cruzan Quinlan Schiavo Maynard Cases. There is also a 20 point multiple choice test with answer key plus a complete set of Flashcards for reviewing the presentation. Additionally, in August 2017, I added the Jeopardy Game on the Gonzales USSC case about the Oregon Assisted Suicide statue for the terminally ill to this package. In March 2018 the statutes were updated and one USSC case was added.
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The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook writer.
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The Schiavo case was a ferocious battle between the parents and the husband. They accused one another of just about every vile act that could be imagined. These ranged from conflict of interests to greed to murder accusations (from the parents about the husband).This was exacerbated by right to die and right to life groups becoming involved in the case as well as politicians seeking to further their careers who inserted themselves into the battle. Her husband began the battle to remove her feeding tube in 1998.
It is easy to get lost in all of this battle and fail to recognize that this case involved settled law. Both the Quinlan and Cruzan cases had established the vital constitutional principles at issue. Ultimately, Cruzan would have to be followed by the courts because it was U.S. Supreme Court binding precedent. Only that court could reverse its own position and it turned down Schiavo for review. Quinlan was only binding on New Jersey cases since it was a New Jersey Supreme Court case. Schiavo was located in Florida. It was inevitable that Cruzan would apply and that Teri Schiavo would meet the same end of life which Nancy Cruzan had met. Ultimately, her feeding tube was removed and she died in 2005.