136 F3d 1360 Kevorkian v. Arnett

136 F.3d 1360

Jack KEVORKIAN, M.D.; John Doe, Plaintiffs-Appellees,
Dixon ARNETT, as Executive Director of the Medical Board of
California, and the Medical Board of California, Defendants,
Daniel E. Lungren, Attorney General of the State of
California, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 96-56405.

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

Submitted Feb. 5, 1998.*
Decided Feb. 27, 1998.
Order Filed March 31, 1998.
As Amended on Denial of Rehearing March 31, 1998.

Thomas S. Lazar, Deputy Attorney General, San Diego, California, for defendant-appellant.

Mark E. Field, Long Beach, California, for plaintiffs-appellees.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; Consuelo B. Marshall, District Judge, Presiding. D.C. No. CV-94-06089 CBM (Kx).

Before: FLETCHER, MAGILL,** and T.G. NELSON, Circuit Judges.


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In light of the Supreme Court decisions in Vacco v. Quill, --- U.S. ----, 117 S.Ct. 2293, 138 L.Ed.2d 834 (1997), and Washington v. Glucksberg, --- U.S. ----, 117 S.Ct. 2258, 138 L.Ed.2d 772 (1997) decided subsequent to the district court opinion, we vacate the district court's opinion and judgment and dismiss the appeal.


The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for the decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); Circuit Rule 34-4


Honorable Frank J. Magill, Senior United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, sitting by designation