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  Ashcroft Suicide Directive Blocked

By William McCall
Associated Press Writer
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001; 6:53 p.m. EST

PORTLAND, Ore. –– A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a federal order aimed at thwarting Oregon's assisted suicide law.

U.S. District Judge Robert Jones granted a temporary restraining order requested by Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers, a doctor, a pharmacist and three terminally ill patients. The order is in effect until Nov. 20

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