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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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AG STATEMENT REGARDING GONZALES v. OREGON

January 17, 2006

Attorney General Hardy Myers issued the following statement regarding the Gonzales v Oregon U.S. Supreme Court decision:

"Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court clearly affirms the authority of Oregon, and every other state, to determine the scope of the practice of medicine within its borders. Attorney General Gonzales, and Attorney General Ashcroft before him, exceeded the authority granted to the Department of Justice by Congress in attempting to effectively strike down Oregon's law. This decision is an important victory for Oregonians. Equally important, it is a victory for patients, physicians and other caregivers in each and every state in our nation."

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