Proposition 71 Fine Print

SFGate takes a look at the legislative and legal details of Proposition 71: "Some laws are like a car patched together from spare parts, but the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative is built like a tank. Lawyers involved in crafting the law said it was purposefully designed to barrel through all the political and financial obstacles that might hinder research in a field that backers believe could one day cure diabetes, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's disease and a host of other ills." Unfortunately this will make it even more prone to corruption and waste than the average government program. One is left having to trust the idealism of those in charge; not a welcoming prospect for the long term.

Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/12/08/MNGPBA8DPN1.DTL

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