Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New Jersey appellate court lifts restraining order that stopped assisted suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Justice Paul Innes, signed a temporary restraining order on August 14, giving the New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Singh Grewel until September 13th to respond to the order.

The New Jersey assisted suicide law passed on March 25 and was signed into law by the Governor on April 12.

The assisted suicide law went into effect on August 1 but was restrained from taking effect on August 14.

Today, a New Jersey appellate court lifted the temporary restraining order that prevented the assisted suicide law from going into effect.

Judges Carman Messano and Arnold L Natali JR decided today that Justice Paul Innes erred by granting a temporary restraining order of the law and stated that the plaintiff, Dr Joseph Glassman did not satisfy the standard required to grant a restraining order.

The restraining order was dissolved and the Judges remanded the order to be decided by the trial court.

Lawyers for Dr Glassman told me that they made an immediate appeal, of the appellate court ruling, to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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