Meng appeared in court on Friday for the first time in several months, for a case management conference to schedule hearings addressing the Canadian attorney general’s claims of privilege on releasing some documents requested by Meng’s legal team. … [Read more...] about Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor’s arguments ‘circular’
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The Supreme Court has recently also dealt with the Karnataka's case where several rebel MLAs from Congress and JDS had come complaining that the Speaker was not accepting their resignation. Subsequently, they also challenged their disqualification by the Speaker. … [Read more...] about Independent Body, Not Speaker, Should Decide Disqualification of MPs and MLAs: SC to Parliament
The question of additional witnesses is contentious. Democrats say they need to hear from key officials -- including former national security advisor John Bolton -- with close knowledge of the president's dealings. Trump blocked their testimony during the House hearings. … [Read more...] about Trump brief assails impeachment, demands immediate acquittal
Back in the car, Abrams takes an audible breath before opening the door and greeting the whooping crowd with a smile. That wordless transition between private and public existence distills one of Abrams’s many contradictions: She is a serious introvert, yet her work requires glad-handing extroversion; she is excruciatingly aware of the electoral challenges that face her as a black woman who grew up what she calls “genteel poor” in rural Mississippi, yet she pushes forward politically with the drive and confidence of a white man; she devours romance novels and soap operas, yet she is also a science-fiction, math, and tax-law geek; she can come off as one of the most relatable politicians out there, yet she is a total egghead who drops million-dollar vocabulary words, once sending me to the dictionary to confirm what panegyric means (I mostly got it through context!). And she is a woman who, having just run in a historic election that many of her fellow Democrats … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams for ….
There have been some dire assertions on laptop use and cell phones, too, which could be frying up our sperm (but probably aren’t). And then there is the Sweaty-Balls Hypothesis, that men are overheating their testes, and depressing counts, by spending days in boxer briefs or sitting with their legs bunched up behind a desk. (If that’s the case, then men should all manspread, to help the spread of man.) It’s also been proposed that human sperm are getting cooked to death not because of how we sit or what we wear but rather what we’ve done to our environment. A recent study conducted by economists looked at whether heat waves lead to changes in the birth rate nine or ten months later. Using data from the U.S. going back to 1931, they found this was indeed the case and concluded that the dip resulted from impaired spermatogenesis. You can guess what might happen to our testes when, owing to some catastrophe of global warming, we find ourselves inhabiting perpetual … [Read more...] about Why Is Everybody Freaking Out About Sperm Counts?