The WSJ reports that the Department of Justice has convinced an appeals court that the ban on funding human embryonic stem cell research is stayed pending the next round of deliberations - which could be as short as 10 days.
The US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit has issued a stay of Judge Lamberth's ruling from last month which determined that the Obama administrations funding of embryonic stem cell research violated a 1996 law (previously violated by extension since its passage by both the Bush and Clinton administrations).
The latest ruling - in what only can be expected to be a vigorous back n' forth - gives both sides a chance to file written arguments prior to September 20th. Then it is possible that the ban may go back into effect if the DOJ loses that inning.
Posted by Bruce Lehr September 9th 2010