These days in Washington, DC it seems the law it subject to the whim of the day. Despite what is written on the books and a federal court ruling, which was made because of the existing law, on Thursday a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a hold on the ruling by District Judge Royce Lamberth that restricted federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
In other words, the US Court of Appeals, disregarded current law, just as our president did in 2009 when he lifted a ban as well, and continued to permit federal funding on embryonic stem-cell research.
This ought to matter to you even if you support this research because it indicates a flagrant disregard for the law when it suits the desire of the lawmakers to please the masses.
Since Lameberth’s (correct) ruling, I’ve been watching the stem-cell research cites. They have been lit up. The pressure to reserve the ruling has been excessive in the research world. Daily, multiple comments appeared across my screen. You would have thought a mass crisis of world health danger had ht the US, based on the panicked and outrageous comments.