Court refuses to hear case again

The 9th circuit court is refusing to reconsider its May decision upholding Oregon's assisted suicide law. The refusal follows a ruling in May by a three-judge panel of the court that upheld the law in Oregon v. Ashcroft. Stemming from Oregon voters' passage of the Death with Dignity Act the case pits state's rights to make their own laws against the Bush Administration's attempt to further regulate every aspect of a person's life from pre-conception to post-mortem.