Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech

April 28, 2018 jonathanturley I have previously criticized the University of California at Berkeley for its highly biased history in dealing with conservative speakers who come to campus.  Now, federal judge Maxine Chesney has agreed with the Young America’s Foundation (and the U.S. Justice Department) in rejecting a motion to dismiss by Berkeley — forcing the school … More Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech

University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

December 19, 2017 jonathanturley For two years, Liam Allan, 22, lived in fear after he was accused of 12 rapes and assaults by a woman.  He was facing 20 in jail and put his life on hold as he insisted that he was innocent. What he did not know until recently was the police in England … More University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE ON CRUCIFIXION MAY REFERENCE CRUCIFIXION

April 30, 2017 jonathanturley The new catchword on campuses is “triggering.”  Universities now warn students about any possible “trigger” that might upset them in curriculum or even faculty lectures.  Monash University now issues triggering warnings for courses like Surgeon General warnings on a pack of cigarettes.   At the University of Glasgow, theology students are being … More TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE ON CRUCIFIXION MAY REFERENCE CRUCIFIXION

Hacking and the Politics of Moral Outrage

March 6, 2017 jonathanturley With the chorus of calls for an “independent counsel” or “special prosecutor” to investigate the Russian hacking scandal, there has been one element that remains rather ambiguous: what is the specific crime to be investigated?  Clearly there is the hacking but that crime is well-known and was committed by Russians who … More Hacking and the Politics of Moral Outrage

Gallup: Support For Electoral College Surges After 2016 Presidential Election

, December 15, 2016 jonathanturley Democratic leaders have suddenly discovered that the Electoral College is anti-democratic and have called for its elimination.  I have long been a critic of the Electoral College, though I understand the concerns of those who fear that the loss of the institution would reduce presidential elections to the choice of … More Gallup: Support For Electoral College Surges After 2016 Presidential Election

Cardiff and Tufts Universities: Two Divergent Paths On Free Speech

  November 30, 2016 jonathanturley We recently discussed the courageous stand of the University of Chicago in favor of free speech (a position followed by schools like Purdue). We can now add the Cardiff University in Wales as a school standing with free speech principles over demands for censorship and “safe zones”. Conversely, student leaders … More Cardiff and Tufts Universities: Two Divergent Paths On Free Speech

Virginia Faculty Denounce University President’s Quotation of Thomas Jefferson

Virginia Faculty Denounce The University President’s Quotation of Thomas Jefferson In Post-Election Email November 15, 2016 jonathanturley We have previously discussed how students and faculty are stripping away the names and quotations of Founding Fathers and presidents from schools because they were slave owners or due to proven prejudices or biases. I have been critical of … More Virginia Faculty Denounce University President’s Quotation of Thomas Jefferson

Taking Back Presidential Power

Oct 25, 2016  by  Charles Scaliger   Every four years, Americans are treated to a tawdry, months-long spectacle pitting two typically (but not always) establishment-anointed candidates against one another for the ultimate prize: a four-year stint as the “most powerful person on Earth.” That, at least, is the establishment media’s term for the president of … More Taking Back Presidential Power

VIDEO U Chicago Warns Incoming Students Be No Shield From Opposing Views Or Given “Safe Spaces”

  August 26, 2016  jonathanturley I have always been proud of my alma mater, The University of Chicago, and the education that I received in Hyde Park. However, that pride has been magnified this week with a letter sent to the class of 2020. As we have been discussing how various schools have eradicated free … More VIDEO U Chicago Warns Incoming Students Be No Shield From Opposing Views Or Given “Safe Spaces”

10th Circuit Officials Justified In Arresting, Criminally Charging 13 Yr old For Burping In Class

  August 1, 2016  jonathanturley We have been discussing the trend toward suspending and expelling students (and teachers) for comments that they make on social media (here and here and here andhere and here and here and here). Teachers and administrators have been criminalizing juvenile conduct rather than dealing with such issues with the students and … More 10th Circuit Officials Justified In Arresting, Criminally Charging 13 Yr old For Burping In Class