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California Family Bioethics Council v. California Inst. for Regenerative Med., A114195

In cases challenging the validity of Proposition 71, the stem cell research initiative approved by a substantial majority of the voters, a judgment rejecting the challenges is affirmed as Proposition 71 suffers from no constitutional or other legal infirmity.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/26/2007
  • Published 02/26/2007


  • POLLAK, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Llewellyn†† Spann, David L. Llewellyn, Jr., Citrus Heights, for plaintiff and appellant California Family Bioethics Council., Life Legal Defense Foundation, Dana Cody, Catherine W. Short, Robert M. Taylor, San Clemente, Terry L. Thompson, for plaintiffs and appellants People's Advocate, National Tax Limitation Foundation.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert Anderson, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Tom Greene, James M. Humes, Chief Assistant Attorneys General, Leslie Lopez, Tamar Pachter, Deputy Attorneys General, for defendants and respondents., Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, O'Malley M. Miller, Michael R. Doyen, Mark H. Epstein, Paul J. Watford, Los Angeles, for amicus curiae for California Institute of Technology, Keck Graduate Institute, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, University of Southern California, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Oakland, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, City of Hope, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Alliance for Aging Research, Alliance for Stem Cell Research, ALS Association, Alzheimer's Association California Council, Cancer Research & Prevention Foundation, Christopher Reeve Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc., Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, National Brain Tumor Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Parkinson's Action Network, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Southern California Biomedical Council, Dr. Paul Berg, Nobel Laureate on behalf of defendant and respondent.
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