4th Circ. Nixes Challenge To Stem Cell Funding

Law360, New York (January 21, 2011, 6:40 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday shot down a lawsuit challenging federal funding for embryonic stem cell research after finding the plaintiffs could not prove frozen embryos held at in vitro fertilization clinics for either research or adoption purposes suffered any harm.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court's dismissal of the lawsuit for lack of standing, rejecting arguments by the plaintiffs that challenged the constitutionality of a March 2009 executive order in which President Barack Obama lifted a Bush administration-era...
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