A Georgia law, designed to discourage doctor-assisted suicide, has been struck down by the state's high court.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown recaps the ruling:

Georgia's state Supreme Court says a 1994 law created to suppress assisted suicides violates free speech and is not constitutional.  The top court says this now-stricken law attempted to make illegal offering, or asking for, assistance with killing oneself.  But the state has no law criminalizing assisted suicide, meaning the law in question was stifling speech about a legal activity.

The decision means members of a group called "The Final Exit Network," arrested in 2009 for assisting in suicides, won't have to stand trial.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.