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SUPREME COURT RULINGS

Voices

June 27, 1997

ON INTERNET INDECENCY

"You don't have to be a law professor to understand the practical effect: Congress must let the Internet grow, not strangle it."

Andrew Jay Schwartzman, president of watchdog group Media Access Coalition.

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"If we are to make the Internet a powerful resource for learning, we must give parents and teachers the tools they needs to make the Internet safe for children."

President Clinton

ON RIGHT TO DIE

"I think it's a leap forward . . . These cases are going to be able to used by physicians to justify essentially anything to prevent suffering . . ."

Los Angeles attorney Michael H. White, board member of the Death with Dignity National Center

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"I think the Supreme Court reaffirmed the value of life . . . for Americans who are all too quick to evaluate it in pragmatic and utilitarian terms."

Elliot Dorff, professor of philosophy at the University of Judaism in L.A.

Kevorkian Reaction

Geoffrey Fieger, attorney for Dr. Jack Kevorkian, was asked if the ruling would stop Kevorkian's campaign for assisted suicide: "Not . . .Dr. Kevorkian. Hell, no."

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