Case Type: Federal Cases

Full Circle of Living and Dying v. Sanchez

Amicus: Filed November 19, 2021 In November 2019, the California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau ordered Full Circle of Living and Dying, a nonprofit educational consulting group of death doulas, to [...]
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Bluestein v. Scott

Litigation: Filed August 25, 2022 Lynda Bluestein, a terminally ill Connecticut woman who was ineligible for medical aid in dying because of her residency status, is now able to access [...]
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Govatos v. Murphy

At a Glance: Compassion & Choices filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey on behalf of two terminally ill people and two physicians who participate in the [...]
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Gideonse v. Brown, et al.

At a Glance: In Gideonse v. Brown, et al., Compassion & Choices filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Oregon on behalf of physician Dr. Nick Gideonse, [...]
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Almerico et al. v. Denney et al.

At a Glance: Compassion & Choices secured a landmark victory with the January 2022 settlement of Almerico v. Idaho, a federal lawsuit challenging an Idaho law that voided the living wills, [...]
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Gonzales v. Oregon

The State of Oregon, a physician, a pharmacist, and terminally ill patients argued against the Interpretive Rule. Compassion & Choices’ predecessor, Compassion in Dying, joined as Intervenors. Lee v. Oregon would [...]
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