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If Congress Can Assure Her Safety, Kavanaugh Accuser Says She’s Open To Testifying

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.

Despite Potential Political Backlash, Republicans Continue To Push Forward With Kavanaugh Nomination

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.

CRISPR’s International Patchwork Of Patents

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.

Kavanaugh And His Accuser Set To Testify At Hearing On Monday; Republicans Brace For Possible Political Fallout

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.

Republican Senator Urges Delay On Kavanaugh Vote After Woman Accusing Nominee Of Sexual Assault Goes Public

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.