23 August 2010

Court Injunction Against Federal Embryonic Stem Cell Research

My non-lawyer opinion
This seems to be a rather strange ruling to me.

Federal Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that the plaintiffs had standing because someone else might get grants if studies using embryonic stem cells could get funding, which seems top be a big of a whiskey tango foxtrot moment to me.

The Dickey-Wicker amendment prohibits the NIH from funding the destruction of embryos, and not all research post this act, which makes appear to me that this ruling is rather a bit of overreach by the judge as well.


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