| 4 of 5 Mormon Senators Support Stem Cell Research|
|Two more LDS Senators announced their agreement with Utah
Senator Orrin Hatch's support of research using embryonic stem cells.
Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada and Republican Mike Crapo of Idaho joined
Hatch and Oregon Republican Gordon Smith in urging US President George W.
Bush to allow federally-funded research using the cells, which come from
human embryos, usually those that will be discarded after fertility
procedures. The announcements leave only Utah Senator Bob Bennett undecided
on the issue.|
| LDS Law Professor Named Assistant Attorney General|
|US President George W. Bush recently named LDS law
professor Jay S. Bybee to be Assistant Attorney General for the
Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice. If confirmed by
the Senate, Bybee will function as the legal advisor to the President
and all the executive branch agencies, preparing written opinions and
oral advice in response to queries from the Counsel to the President
and from the various agencies of the executive branch. Bybee is
currently on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas'
William S. Boyd School of Law.|
| LDS Alberta Legislator Opposes Livestock Legislation|
|The Alberta Government recently
announced changes to provincial control over intensive livestock
operations. The new legislation will offer standards in the "feedlot"
industry similar to those in the oil and gas sectors.|
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