Here is a link to the June 30, 2016 decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court upholding the state’s ban on assisted suicide. A trial court judge in New Mexico had found the law unconstitutional. By a divided vote, the court of appeals reversed and the New Mexico Supreme Court has now also rejected the trial judge’s decision.
This is welcome news!!! The Supreme Court’s decision, which interprets the New Mexico Constitution, follows the same sort of approach the US Supreme Court exhibited in Glucksberg when the Court rejected the argument that there was a fundamental right to assisted suicide. The New Mexico court reflects a posture of judicial restraint that doesn’t always characterize judicial decision-making on contested social issues.