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Judge considers lawsuit challenging MOSIRA

Judge considers lawsuit challenging MOSIRA

February 18th, 2012 in News

St. Louisan Fred Sauer is a vocal opponent of embryonic stem cell research.

For the better part of six years, he's been among the voices trying to prevent taxpayers from supporting a practice he believes is immoral - and he's been back in court since December with a lawsuit trying to prohibit any spending on the new Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, usually called MOSIRA.

But, at the end of a half-hour hearing Friday morning, Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green said: "I'm pretty much ready to decide the whole case," appearing to be ready to end the latest lawsuit challenging Gov. Jay Nixon's efforts to implement the MOSIRA bill, which lawmakers passed last fall during a special session.

However, Green didn't issue a final order Friday, after asking lawyers from both sides to prepare more documents clarifying their positions.