Angel Raich, of Gonzales v. Raich fame, is taking her case back to court despite the that growing weed in one’s backyard somehow involves interstate commerce.
This time, she is using a new constitutional angle of attack.:
Angel Raich contends in a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that she has a fundamental liberty right to take “the only medication that enables her to avoid intolerable pain and death.”
The brief argues that barring her from using marijuana would violate her “fundamental right to life” under the Fifth Amendment due process guarantee of the Constitution.
Her hubby adds:
Robert Raich, who is Angel Raich’s husband and attorney, said, “This case implicates perhaps the most fundamental right of all, the right to preserve one’s life.”
As always, everyone at HoT admires Angel for her courage, wishes her success in her legal endeavors, and perhaps even more importantly, hopes that she survives the ordeal. Others haven’t always been so lucky.