Michigan v. Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Dr. Death)

In the 1990s Dr. Murad Jacob Kevorkian assisted approximately 130 people commit suicide in Michigan.  In response, the Michigan legislature passed laws barring the practice and judges issued injunctions against the practice.  In this episode, Paul examines the unyielding drive of “Dr. Death” to euthanize those who he believed had the right to die on their own terms with dignity.  Listen and discover how the concepts of legal relevancy and the specific elements of a crime came front and center in a trial which captured national headlines and ultimately left Dr. Kevorkian frustrated and disappointed.

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