Eli Stutsman is an appellate lawyer with experience in state and federal courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court.

An important win in the United States Supreme Court

In the case of Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243, 126 S. Ct. 904, 163 L. Ed. 2d 748 (2006), Eli Stutsman sued former Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in federal District Court on behalf of his clients, a physician and a pharmacist who were threatened by DEA lawyers and drug diversion investigators with criminal investigations, prosecutions, fines, and imprisonment.

Attorney General Ashcroft lost at all three levels – in the Federal District Court (or trial court), in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the United States Supreme Court. This case is further remarkable because the Federal Courts at all three levels enjoined the United States Attorney General and the DEA’s attorneys and field agents from investigating and prosecuting Oregon physicians and pharmacists practicing in accord with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. A rare victory and a very satisfying win for any appellate lawyer.

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If you need an appellate lawyer, Eli Stutsman may be able to help. Call 503 274-4048 to learn more about his practice.

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