The California Senate recently approved a bill which would, if approved by the Assembly and Governor, make it legal for a physician to participate in the end of their patients life.
If you read the actual text of the Bill, its quite a list of requirements which the treating physician must meet. Regardless of where you come out on this issue, it is an example of how a decision can have multiple levels of legal ramifications.
We will see if this goes any further.
The L.A. Times weighs in: