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2011-07-28 05:05:00

A US district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit which had temporarily blocked federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. "The decision, from Judge Royce C. Lamberth, threw out a 2009 lawsuit challenging an Obama administration policy expanding funding for the research, which had been limited under President George W. Bush," Eryn Brown of the Los Angeles Times reported. "The plaintiffs, researchers Dr. James Sherley and Theresa Deishler,...

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2010-09-29 11:15:00

Federal funding of embryonic stem cell research will be allowed to continue for the time being, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Washington, D.C. Circuit ruled on Tuesday. The decision lifts an injunction put into place by Chief Judge Royce Lamberth on August 23. According to Reuters, the three-judge panel ruled in favor of those supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines, stating that they had "satisfied the standards required for a stay pending appeal." That "unusually...

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2010-09-08 10:50:00

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has rejected an Obama administration request to repeal the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. "In this court's view, a stay would flout the will of Congress," Lamberth wrote in his decision. He added that House and Senate lawmakers were "perfectly free to amend or revise the statute. This court is not free to do so." The initial injunction, which was handed down by Lamberth on August 23, came about because "the federal funding,...

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2010-08-24 06:05:00

A U.S. District Court judge on Monday issued a temporary halt to an executive order enacted by President Obama that expands federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Judge Royce Lamberth issued the temporary injunction on the grounds that stem cell research involved the destruction of human embryos.  His decision in favor of a group that opposes stem cell research means the plaintiffs can move forward with a lawsuit before the court. "ESC (embryonic stem cell) research is clearly...

2006-02-09 02:10:00

WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department lawyer warned the judge of a secret U.S. court twice in the past four years that information from President George W. Bush's domestic spying program may have been used to obtain wiretap warrants from the court, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The presiding judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court knew about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance program, but had insisted that information obtained through it not form the...

2006-01-26 14:23:12

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has thrown out a legal challenge filed by two soldiers to a U.S. Army policy forcing them to remain in the military for duty in the Iraq war after their voluntary service commitment ended. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth this week dismissed a case filed in 2004 by two Army National Guard soldiers, David Qualls and Rafael Perez, who claimed the Army fraudulently persuaded soldiers to enlist without specifying their service...


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