Stay for Stem Cell Funding, Appeals Court
The 9/9/10 temporary court action may be a legal reprieve as the NIH has suspended work to fund new research projects on embryonic stem cells.
The 3 member appeals panel says it is suspending Lamberth’s ruling for now. The appeals judges say they want more time to deal with issues in the government’s appeal. The appeals judges in the case are Karen LeCraft Henderson, Janice Rogers Brown and Thomas B. Griffith.
The appeals court said the purpose of its administrative stay was to give the judges sufficient opportunity to consider the merit of the DOJ’s emergency motion which seeks to suspend Lamberth’s ruling.
This 9/9/10 move “should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits” of the Justice Department’s motion, the appeals judges said in their three-paragraph order.