Supreme Court Weighs Assisted Suicide Case

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Seen in enlarged version: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Stephen Breyer, Oct. 3. hide caption

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Supreme Court Justices

Seen in enlarged version: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Stephen Breyer, Oct. 3.

The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on a challenge to the only state law in the country that authorizes doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. The law allows doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs.

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