Plaintiffs of Sherley v. Sebelius File with US Supreme Court

In an ongoing, three-year legal battle, the plaintiffs of Sherley v. Sebelius have filed a petition with the US Supreme Court to consider questions stemming from the latest ruling in August by the US Court of Appeals. The plaintiffs put forward a 36-page document, which inquired on whether the court should have relied on an earlier split decision on the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, a law that bars federal funding for research that destroys human embryos, and if the court should have allowed the NIH to ignore the comments of stem cell opponents when guidelines were published in 2009. The Supreme Court will decide if they will take the case by June.

Read more about the petition on Science >>