Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weinberg on the California Stem Cell Initiative

Joanna Weinberg has posted a paper (co-authored with Joel Adelson of UCSF) on the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), which was created by ballot initiative to make stem-cell research a constitutional right. Joanna and Joel conducted interviews and reviewed documents to evaluate what kind of start CIRM has gotten off to. They concluded that CIRM has overcome start-up challenges, been selectively influenced by criticism, and adhered to its core mission.

Here's the link:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Grodin on Prop. 8 and the California Constitution

Joe Grodin has posted an article that examines the principal questions about Proposition 8 facing the California Supreme Court, namely whether the state constitution can be modified through an initiative measure that would take away from an identifiable group rights that the state Supreme Court has deemed to be "fundamental," and whether that measure, if Proposition 8 is upheld, operates to invalidate existing same-sex marriages.

The link is here: