Debate Club on Assisted Suicide Case:
The Legal Affairs Debate Club this week is considering the upcoming Supreme Court case of Gonzales v. Oregon, a.k.a. the assisted suicide case. The participants are Jonathan Adler and Wesley J. Smith. (Hat tip: Michael Cernovich, who offers his own take, too.)
Am I the only one who finds it odd that the debate entries are being posted and dated this week, but there's some text in the right sidebar saying "NOTE: This debate took place before the Supreme Court's June decision in Raich"?
8.23.2005 8:28pm
42USC1983 (mail):
Yeah, I just noticed that. Very bizarre, since Raich changes the analysis a bit.

Do they have these debates month in advance? I had always assumed that the debates were in real time. What's the procedure?
8.23.2005 9:15pm
Jonathan H. Adler (mail) (www):
They wanted to have a few "in the can" and ready to go, so that's why we did it so far in advance. I think the usual procedure is to do it in real time.

I can't speak for Wesley Smith, but I assumed the government would win in Raich, so I don't think the outcome in that case changes my analysis all that much..
8.24.2005 5:40pm