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Christine Blasey Ford originally said she wouldn’t testify about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh without an FBI investigation. While that’s still her preference, she said that she’s willing to come in next week “on terms that are fair.” Meanwhile, psychological experts dig into the complexities of memory.
Christine Blasey Ford has said she won’t testify without an FBI investigation first, but Republicans say that if she wants to be heard, Monday is her chance. The impasse has swayed some moderate Republicans back to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s camp, and a committee meeting, and possible vote, has been scheduled for Wednesday. Those watching the contentious play-by-play, though, say it’s a real risk to push the nomination through in the current #MeToo landscape.
There’s been a bitter and fierce battle between the Broad Institute and the University of California over patents for the technology. In the U.S., courts have come down firmly on the side of the Broad Institute, but internationally it’s a different story.
Vowing Roundup poses no health risks, the company said the evidence presented at the trial, the first of thousands to come against glyphosate-based weed killers, was not valid.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, will both testify publicly under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump are confident the nomination can be salvaged, while some Republicans are anxious that events could backfire on them in the upcoming midterms.
Professor Christine Blasey Ford spoke out over the weekend about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which involve an incident that allegedly occurred when they were in high school. Following the revelation, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who sits on the Judiciary Committee and is crucial to moving Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full floor, said he’s not comfortable voting “yes” until lawmakers hear from Ford. Other Republican senators also echoed the sentiment.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) turned the letter over to the FBI after much internal debate between Democrats, but that doesn’t mean it will impact the vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which Senate Republican leaders pushed to next week.
The judges sided with the railroads who said that the law that charges trains for bringing oil into the state unfairly singles them out, while truckers bring in just as much and are exempt from the law.
The Washington Post fact checker compares Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s words during confirmation hearings last week, and his dissent in a case involving religious organizations being required to provided contraception coverage to their employees. Meanwhile, more Democrats are coming out publicly against Kavanaugh’s nomination.
It’s unlikely the dispute over CRISPR research between the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the University of California will go to the Supreme Court.