September 7th, 2010
07:20 PM ET

Judge: No delay in ruling blocking stem-cell research funding

A federal judge Tuesday rejected the Obama administration's request to stay his recently imposed injunction against use of public funds in embryonic stem-cell research.

District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said he could not agree to delay his injunction while the case is appealed.

"Defendants (the government) are incorrect about much of their 'parade of horribles' that will supposedly result from this Court's preliminary injunction," Lamberth wrote in his court order.

The "horribles" he referred to are an extensive list of research projects outlined by the National Institutes of Health that will have to be shelved if a stay is not granted. Lamberth issued his injunction largely on the basis of agruments from scientists who said their projects would be damaged if public funds were used for embryonic stem cell research.

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  1. jefflz

    The religious right is again dictating science policy. The vast majority of embryos used are slated for disposal and there is no reason why these materials should not be used to save future lives. Get religion out of government!!

    September 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rk

    if we dont take the lead in science research, there are other countries that will gladly do so. at this rate, young adults in 50 years will be moving to china to work in high tech jobs.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |