Monday, December 14, 2009

CalAware: CIRM Not Serious About Transparency

CalAware Today, a blog devoted to open government, has picked up an item about the California stem cell agency that CalAware says shows that CIRM “still hasn't learned to take governmental transparency seriously.”

CalAware made the comment on a piece Nov. 17 on the California Stem Cell Report, which said the stem cell agency “has had difficulty even complying with the basic state public records law and the state Constitution's public access guarantees.”

Terry Francke
produces the CalAware blog from Sacramento. He was general counsel for 14 years for the California First Amendment Coalition and served for 10 years as legal counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Francke founded Californians Aware in 2004.


  1. Anonymous2:36 PM

    check out this news article about Geron filing a patent interference against Novocell.

    This will be a major issue.

  2. Anonymous12:20 AM

    The previous message was not a comment on this article. I was just bringing the Geron Interference to the attention of the blog writer.

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