The Burrill Report
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an appeal to the recent preliminary injunction issued by a federal district court judge that halted federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. At issue is Judge Royce Lamberth’s broad interpretation of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits the U.S. government from funding research in which a human embryo is destroyed. We spoke to Ken Taymor, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and Economy about the judge’s ruling, the Justice Department’s request for a stay, and the legal and legislative fights ahead.
September 02, 2010