Obama appeals stem cell ruling

Obama appeals stem cell ruling; some work to stop

Harvard stem cell scientists “disappointed” with court ruling

Stem cell labs, dashed by ruling, may look again to private donors

NIH says no more federal money for stem-cell work

Judge’s order puts stem-cell lab studies in limbo

Scientists stumped by stem cell ruling

Stem cell research issues fought out in the court

“Urban Outfitters practices withdrawal without ‘proper attire’”

Notable SCOTUS petitions: Excluding audience members at government sponsored events

Embryonic stem cell research hits major setback, outlawed by federal judge

Politico: DOJ will appeal stem-cell ruling

Plaintiffs in stem cell lawsuit made news for other issues

BBC: White House to fight US court stem cell ruling

U.S. to appeal stem cell ruling

NPR: Administration to appeal ruling in stem-cell case

Judge halts embryonic stem cell research federal funding

NPR: Researchers stunned by halt to stem cell funding

Road to stem cell decision paved by Bush-era activism

U-M stem cell researchers worry about judge’s ruling

Pro-life advocates hail ruling against Obama’s embryonic stem cell funding

Morgan Stanley Says Government Defaults Inevitable

Arizona Republican primary: AG race too close to call

Matt Bowman v. USA Today: On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Law Review: Does Subsidizing in Vitro Fertilization Decrease Adoption Rates and Should it Matter?

    I. Glenn Cohen and Daniel L. Chen, Trading-Off Reproductive Technology and Adoption: Does Subsidizing in Vitro Fertilization Decrease Adoption Rates and Should it Matter? (August 24, 2010). Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1664501

    “For those facing infertility, using assisted reproductive technology to have genetically related children is a very expensive proposition. In particular, to produce a live birth through in vitro fertilization (IVF) will cost an individual (on average) between $66,667 and $114,286 in the U.S. If forced to pay these prices out of pocket, many would be unable to afford this technology. Given this reality, a number of states have attempted to improve access to reproductive technology through state-level insurance mandates that cover IVF. Several scholars, however, have worried that increasing access in this way will cause a diminution in adoptions and have argued against enactment of state mandates for that reason.

    In this paper, which was selected for presentation at the 2010 Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum, we push against that conclusion on two fronts.”


  • Posted: 08/25/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Law Review: Hermeneutics and Originalism

    John T. Valauri, As Time Goes by: Hermeneutica and Originalism (August 23, 2010). Nevada Law Review, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1663937

    “What is the continuing relevance of hermeneutics to legal theory in general and to constitutional theory in particular if we are all originalists now? Both seem to be vital despite the decline of interest in hermeneutics recently. This article argues for the continuing relevance of hermeneutics to both fields because of the centrality of issues of application and practical reasoning in both. Law seeks for find the meaning of texts applied over time; legal texts are truly letters of transit. That we are all originalists, yet still have the same sort of interpretive debates we have always had, only indicates the continuing need to work on hermeneutic questions of application and practical reasoning. These issues are explored in the context of the Dworkin/Scalia discussion of the distinction between expectation and semantic originalism.”


  • Posted: 08/25/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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Law Review: Immigration Law, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Children of Same-Sex Couples

    Scott Titshaw, A Modest Proposal: To Deport the Children of Gay Citizens, & Etc.: Immigration Law, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Children of Same-Sex Couples (August 18, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1661276

    “This article explores the language, context, legislative history, and purposes of both DOMA and relevant sections of the INA. In the absence of reported cases on point, it reviews opinions in related areas, such as the recognition of children born to concubines or second-wives in polygamous marriages. Finally, it analyzes each relevant section of the INA in turn, concluding that DOMA does not proscribe recognition of parent-child relationships resulting from same-sex marriages under most, or all, of the sections.”


  • Posted: 08/25/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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