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Legislature's action on 'right to die' bill is fair and square

Legislature's action on 'right to die' bill is fair and square

SACRAMENTO — Can't win by the current rules? Change them. The opposing team is too tough? Bench its troublesome players. Politics, after all, is the art of the possible. Nineteenth century German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck said that. He also said, to paraphrase, that laws are like sausages. If you're squeamish, don't watch either being made. They're making lots of sausage now in the California Legislature as it rushes to adjourn for the year. Rules are being stretched. Hurdles lowered. And why not? All's fair in love and war and legislative games-playing. A prime example is the fight over the "right to die" bill. Interested in the...

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