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Montana Supreme Court Oral Arguments September 2ndby Blaine

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The Montana Supreme Court will hear arguments on September 2, 2009, in Baxter v.
Montana, the case in which a lower court recognized the right of terminally ill, mentally
competent adult Montanans to choose aid in dying under the State Constitution. The
Montana Supreme Court will consider whether to uphold the landmark decision issued
last December by First Judicial Court Judge Dorothy McCarter.
The hearing will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 9:30 am Mountain time in Room 303 of the Capitol Building, Helena, Montana (the old Supreme Court Courtroom).
A news conference will follow, with Kathryn Tucker, Director of Legal Affairs, Compassion & Choices; Marc Connell, co-counsel; Montana State Sen. Christine Kaufmann; and, friends and family members of terminally ill Montanans.
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