Judge Who Wrote Key Physician-Assisted Suicide Ruling Dies
April 21, 2017
(U.S. News & World Report) – A federal appeals court judge who wrote a key ruling on doctor-assisted suicide has died. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Senior Judge John T. Noonan died on Monday at the age of 90. Noonan — an appointee of President Ronald Reagan — joined the San Francisco-based court in 1985 and authored nearly 1,100 opinions over a 31-year career.