The LA Times has discovered the Leslie Burke case. If he loses the appeal, which I fear he will, the case will end up in the UK Highest Court (The Lords), and then, if necessary at the EU Court. At stake, quite literally, is whether the profoundly ill and disabled have a right to live in the UK, and perhaps all of Europe. Since the US Supreme Court now looks overseas in searching for precedents for its constitutional rulings, the Burke case could materially impact our rights in the health care context as well.

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