Friday, February 05, 2010

Ron prognosticates: The Supreme Court will uphold human gene patents

It has been a while since I put on my prophet's hat, but this seemed like a good opportunity. The ACLU is suing to stop the patenting of human genes on the grounds that human genes are natural phenomena, which cannot be patented. From a legal point of view the case seems like a slam-dunk to me, and I predict that the district court will rule that way. I then predict that the Supreme Court will overturn that ruling on a 5-4 vote (possibly 6-3 if Justice Bryer retires before then and Obama is snookered into replacing him with a neocon sleeper).

Can you tell that I have gotten a tad cynical about the Supreme Court?

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