California Supreme Court Backs Stem Cell Agency

Law360, New York (May 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court has refused to review the approval of a $3 billion stem cell agency, which anti-abortion and anti-tax groups have argued is unconstitutional and riddled with conflicts of interest.

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the California Family Bioethics Council’s petition for review, thereby upholding an appeals court’s ruling in February.

The controversial agency was established when California voters passed Proposition 71 by a 59% vote in 2004.

California Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr. praised the court’s decision to affirm the agency,...
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