- Making News: High Court Weighs In on Assisted Suicide
Oregon's assisted suicide law provided the first major argument today for the new Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts. The issues include the right to an agonizing personal choice and the right of the federal government to overturn a law twice approved by state voters. David Savage covers the court for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Says Military May Have Role in Event of Bird Flu Pandemic
At yesterday's news conference, President Bush said he's not predicting a pandemic of Avian Flu in the United States, but that he is worried about the nation's ability to respond to such a crisis. So he's put on the table for consideration by Congress the idea that if a quarantine were needed, the military should be empowered to enforce it. Dr. Irwin Redlener is Associate Dean of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
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