Stem Cell Policy as Bar-Room Brawl: A Round in the Courts

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, August 2011

Harvard Public Law Working Paper

3 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2012  

Michelle N. Meyer

Geisinger Health System, Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy

James A. Fossett

State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Public Administration and Policy

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This brief Observation analyzes the multiyear, multiround litigation of Sherley v. Sibelius, in which plaintiffs, adult stem cell researchers, challenged the NIH policy of funding human embryonic stem cell research as in violation of the so-called Dickey-Wicker Amendment, an appropriations rider that prohibits HHS from funding "research in which" an embryo is destroyed.

Keywords: Human embryonic stem cell research, Dickey-Wicker, administrative law, federal funding

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Michelle N. and Fossett, James A., Stem Cell Policy as Bar-Room Brawl: A Round in the Courts (2011). Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, August 2011; Harvard Public Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2135643

Michelle N. Meyer (Contact Author)

Geisinger Health System, Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy ( email )

100 North Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822-4910
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.michellenmeyer.com

James A. Fossett

State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

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