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    William H. Colby

    Bill Colby is the lawyer who represented the family of Nancy Cruzan. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, CBS This Morning, The MacNeil-Lehrer Report, and other national programs. He has spoken across the country on the ethical and legal issues related to death and dying. He is currently a Fellow at the Midwest Bioethics Center, the leading practical bioethics think tank in the country, and recently finished a stint as a visiting teacher at the University of Kansas School of Law. The Cruzan case is the only so-called right-to-die case ever heard by the United States Supreme Court. After graduation from law school, Colby clerked at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law at a Wall Street firm before returning to Kansas City. He now lives in Kansas with his wife, four children, and their dog, Spot.

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