Colby Cosh: Supreme Court follows the science (uh, oh) in ‘automatism’ ruling

Breadcrumb Trail Links NP Comment Science may yet have surprises in store for laws regarding extreme intoxication as a legal defense for violent crime Publishing date: May 14, 2022 • 8 hours ago • 4 minute read • 97 Comments The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that “automatism” is a valid legal defense in … Read more

Who leaked the Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade?

Credit: Alyssa Stone / Northeastern University. As the implications of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn the landmark abortion-rights cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey reverberated around the United States — and around the world — one question that remains is: Who leaked the document? Indeed, it … Read more

For Artemis moon missions, science will reign supreme

On April 15, planetary scientist and NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins will launch to the International Space Station and, as such, will likely be in space when the agency’s Artemis 1 mission launches to the moon. The scheduling, which will be Watkins’ first spaceflight and will make her the first Black woman to fly an extended … Read more

Republicans get the science behind sexual difference wrong during Supreme Court nominee hearing

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ongoing Supreme Court confirmation hearing has frequently veered in unpredictable directions. In addition to the usual questions about jurisprudence, the Supreme Court nominee has fielded queries from senators about subjects ranging from “racist babies” children’s books to groundless implications that she is somehow sympathetic to child molesters. Amidst the broad spectrum … Read more

Biden’s Supreme Court nominee unwittingly proves that biology matters

Biologists have been professionally canceled for defining what women are in biological terms. Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, however, deferred to biology when asked on during Senate confirmation hearings to “provide a definition” for the word woman. When asked by Senator Marsha Blackburn to “provide a definition” for the words, Jackson said … Read more