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

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

Federal Judge Re-affirms Tradition of Congressional Prayer

Oct 14, 2017 by  Dave Bohon A federal judge has re-affirmed the constitutionality of prayer in the U.S. Congress, ruling that Supreme Court precedent undergirds the long tradition of prayer opening each congressional session, along with the House rules that govern the practice. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Daniel Barker, president … More Federal Judge Re-affirms Tradition of Congressional Prayer

Congress Considers Bill to Reduce Federal Overcriminalization

Oct 11, 2017 by  Alex Newman   In an effort to restore some semblance of justice to the federal government’s sprawling “criminal justice” machine, a coalition of U.S. lawmakers including liberty-minded Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are pursuing reforms that would force the feds to prove suspects were willfully committing a crime. With tens of thousands of … More Congress Considers Bill to Reduce Federal Overcriminalization

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

Justice Thomas Questions Congress’ Power to Regulate Business Abroad

Mar 16, 2017 By John-Michael Seibler and Elizabeth Slattery Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Is the United States the world commerce police? In a recent opinion, in which he dissented from the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that Congress’ power to regulate international commerce may be … More Justice Thomas Questions Congress’ Power to Regulate Business Abroad

Opposing Trump Is The New Article Of Faith For Lawyers

March 16, 2017 jonathanturley Below is my recent column about a type of new article of faith for lawyers in opposing President Donald Trump and his Administration.  Here is the column: It seems these days like lawyers are proving Jeremy Bentham correct that “lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is … More Opposing Trump Is The New Article Of Faith For Lawyers

Liberty Is Not for Wimps

March 15. 2017 Dr. Walter E. Williams     Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of people who elected them to office. That means … More Liberty Is Not for Wimps