Wednesday, February 28, 2007
California Appellate Court Panel Upholds Constitutionality of State Proposition Promoting Embryonic Stem Cell Research
A three-judge panel of the California First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Monday ruled unanimously that California's Proposition 71 -- approved by voters in 2004 to provide $3 billion for human embryonic stem cell research -- is constitutional, the New York Times reports (Pollack, New York Times, 2/27). State voters in November 2004 approved Proposition 71 to provide $295 million annually for 10 years for human embryonic stem cell research, and two taxpayer groups and the California Family Bioethics Council in 2005 filed a lawsuit arguing that the measure violates the state constitution.
Via the Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report (which includes a link to the decision).