California's attorney general has appealed a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday asked for a stay and reversal of a judge's ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved by the state Legislature.
Becerra says the law was legitimately passed during a special legislative session on health issues.
The judge found the session was dedicated to other topics and the law shouldn't have been included.
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He didn't address the legal issue of whether it was proper to let people end their own lives.
The law lets adults obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor has determined they have six months or less to live. Groups challenged the law in court.