Look how happy Gavin was when San Francisco was awarded the stem cell research center last May! Hope he's got his knuckles ready and another lackey around this afternoon, because Alameda Superior Court Judge Bonnie Sabraw's just issued a ruling finding that the stem cell research center is constitutional under California law. Knock them fists!

Judge Sabraw firmly rejected the arguments put forth by attorneys funded by anti-abortion activists and claiming that the center wasn't entitled to use state funds and that the center's membership rules posed conflicts of interest. The ruling becomes final in 10 days, but the matter will probably be taken up on appeal.