Minnesota Court Rules That First Amendment Protects Encouraging a Suicide - verdict.justia

Posted on 04-16-2014 by
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In March 2014, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the convictions of a male criminal defendant for encouraging suicide and remanded the case for further proceedings. The court ruled that encouraging suicide is protected by the First Amendment. The defendant posed as a female nurse who intended to kill herself. Professor Sherry F. Colb of Cornell University writes about that case in this article. She disagrees with both the majority and dissent regarding their First Amendment analysis.


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