Science & Technology Law

Federal Appeals Court Stays District Judge's Ban on Stem Cell Research

In a three-paragraph order today, a federal appeals court has temporarily lifted a district judge’s preliminary ban on government funding of some research on stem cells from human embryos.

By preserving the status quo for now, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., panel plans to allow itself more time to consider an emergency request by the Justice Department that the preliminary ban be stayed pending the final outcome of the controversial case, reports the Associated Press.

Judges Janice Rogers Brown, Thomas Griffith and Karen LeCraft Henderson were on the appellate panel.

Articles published by Bloomberg and the Science Fair blog of USA Today provide additional details.

Earlier coverage: “Judge Blocks White House Plan to Expand Stem Cell Research”

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