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

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Jan 8, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”— Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders. Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man … More Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Judge Dismisses Bundy Case With Prejudice After Finding of Extensive Unethical Conduct By Federal Prosecutors

January 9, 2018 jonathanturley Another major case has been thrown out due to prosecutorial abuse by the United States Department of Justice.  We have previously discussed cases where federal prosecutors have withheld evidence and filed false or misleading statements to the court.  Now,  U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro has issued a dismissal with prejudice against the Justice Department … More Judge Dismisses Bundy Case With Prejudice After Finding of Extensive Unethical Conduct By Federal Prosecutors

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

Ninth Circuit Reverses Lower Court And Restores Travel Ban

November 14, 2017 jonathanturley On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit restored the latest travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. I previously criticized (here and here) the challenges to the travel ban and I believe that the Ninth Circuit is on solid ground in ruling the government can bar entry of people from … More Ninth Circuit Reverses Lower Court And Restores Travel Ban

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

Blogger Sentenced To Ten Years In Jail In Vietnam

June 30, 2017 jonathanturley Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, 37, is a leading Vietnamese blogger known as “Mother Mushroom” has been writing for years to expose the torture and oppression of the one-party state.  This week Vietnam showed the world that, despite its portrayal as one of the world’s emerging economies, it remains an authoritarian warmed-over … More Blogger Sentenced To Ten Years In Jail In Vietnam

High Court Says No Joint and Several Liability in Forfeiture

  June 12, 2017 By William Vogeler, Esq.  The U.S. Supreme Court said two brothers were not jointly and severally liable under a forfeiture statute for conspiring to distribute products used to make methamphetamine. In Honeycutt v. United States, the High Court turned back prosecutors’ claims that both brothers owed $269,751 in the case — … More High Court Says No Joint and Several Liability in Forfeiture

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Against Travel Ban, but Trump Fires Back

June 13, 2017 by  Warren Mass   On June 12, a three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously against President Trump’s March 6 executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorists’ Entry Into the United States.” Trump tweeted his objections soon afterward. The administration had asked the appeals … More Ninth Circuit Court Rules Against Travel Ban, but Trump Fires Back