VIDEO Why The IG Report Undermines Mueller’s Obstruction Investigation

June 17, 2018 jonathanturley Below is my column on the implications of the IG report for the obstruction allegations being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  I have previously written how the most likely explanation for actions taken by this Administration will be found in Ockham’s Razorand that theory that requires the least number of assumptions.  The … More VIDEO Why The IG Report Undermines Mueller’s Obstruction Investigation

Democrats Search For Russians — Any Russians — For Collusion

January 12, 2018 jonathanturley Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the controversy surrounding demand letters sent out by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — and the scope of the discovery sought by its lead Democratic counsel.  The scope of discovery is always a difficult issue in litigation and lawyers resist efforts to … More Democrats Search For Russians — Any Russians — For Collusion

From Katz To Carpenter: The Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Gut Privacy In the United States

December 1, 2017 jonathanturley Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the case this week before the Supreme Court on cellphones and privacy.  As discussed below, the government’s argument in Carpenter v. United States represents one of the greatest threats to privacy in a generation. Here is the column:   The cellphone is rapidly becoming the … More From Katz To Carpenter: The Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Gut Privacy In the United States

Democrats Challenge The Right Of Trump To Rescind Obama Order That A Federal Court Declared Unconstitutional

October 16, 2017 jonathanturley There are now eighteen states and the District of Columbia lined up to challenge the executive order by President Donald Trump to rescind the Obama order giving insurance companies billions in subsidies . . . without an appropriation of Congress.  As explained below, this challenge advances a rather curious claim that Trump cannot rescind … More Democrats Challenge The Right Of Trump To Rescind Obama Order That A Federal Court Declared Unconstitutional

Roper’s Resolve: Critics Seek Dangerous Extensions Of Treason and Other Crimes To Prosecute The Trumps

July 21, 2017 jonathanturley Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on how critics of Donald Trump have been calling for radical extensions or interpretations of criminal provisions against core figures. The implications for such interpretations of crimes like treason need to be considered by critics. “So now you’d give the devil benefit of the … More Roper’s Resolve: Critics Seek Dangerous Extensions Of Treason and Other Crimes To Prosecute The Trumps

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

The Flint Charges and The Murky Legal Waters Facing Prosecutors

April 29, 2016  Jonathan Turley Below is my column in USA Today on the prosecution of three state and local officials in the Flint, Michigan water scandal. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has promised more (and higher ranking) defendants in the coming weeks. However, as discussed in this column, these cases are not as straightforward … More The Flint Charges and The Murky Legal Waters Facing Prosecutors