Appellate Court Ruling Allows Federal Funds to Stem Cell Research to Continue

[img_assist|nid=192997|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=160|height=159]Sept. 9, 2010 (GreenAnswers) – A U.S. court of appeals on Thursday temporarily lifted the ban on federal funding of stem cell research. The Appellate decision overturned an injunction imposed by district court judge Royce C. Lamberth, who is presiding over the lawsuit.

The Appellate Court disagreed with Lamberth’s holding that the injunction would not create a “parade of horribles” and irreparable harm. The court instead ruled in favor of the Obama administration, which had argued the ban would severely injure researchers, taxpayers and scientific progress.

The result of this ruling is that federal funding of research with embryonic stem cells may continue during the course of the trial over its legality in front of Judge Lamberth.

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