Defense Counsel Calls Out DOJ For Falsely Accusing His Client Of Trading Sex For Access . . . Court Imposes Gag Order On Counsel

Sept 11, 2018 by Johnathan Turley     Yesterday, we discussed the prosecution of accused Russian agent Maria Butina and how prosecutors put out a clearly false allegations that she traded sex for favors.  Butina’s defense counsel Robert Driscoll called out the government for the clearly baseless allegations spread throughout the media.  U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has now … More Defense Counsel Calls Out DOJ For Falsely Accusing His Client Of Trading Sex For Access . . . Court Imposes Gag Order On Counsel

Democratic Attacks On The Supreme Court Confuse Patterns of Principle with Politics

Sept 6, 2018  by Jonathan Turley     Below is my column in The Hill newspaper on the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing and the opening statement of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse attacking the conservatives on the Supreme Court as a virtual ideological cabal.  I have always found Whitehouse an articulate and insightful member of the Congress.  He … More Democratic Attacks On The Supreme Court Confuse Patterns of Principle with Politics

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

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

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

Clinton Lawyer Under Fire After Disclosure That The Clinton Campaign Paid For Russian Dossier On Trump

October 25, 2017 jonathanturley Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias is under fire today after the Washington Post ran an extensive story on how the Clinton Campaign and Democratic National Committee hired controversial research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump in Russia in the “Russian Dossier” matter.  Reporters at the New York Times have accused Elias … More Clinton Lawyer Under Fire After Disclosure That The Clinton Campaign Paid For Russian Dossier On Trump

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

Lincoln’s Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus: An Historical and Constitutional Analysis

Lincoln and Congress established the authority of the elected branches against an over reaching judiciary in 1861. https://t.co/lMgm88iyVw pic.twitter.com/i7we0yQPVv — David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) March 18, 2017 JAMES A. DUEHOLM In the 143 years since the end of the Civil War, historians have examined Abraham Lincoln and his conduct of the war in great … More Lincoln’s Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus: An Historical and Constitutional Analysis

Constitutional Q&A: Helping the Homeless

December 21, 2016 For those who are homeless, finding a warm place to shelter during frigid winter temperatures often becomes a matter of survival. Unfortunately, charitable efforts to provide shelter and food to the homeless, especially during the winter, are often thwarted by local governments through the use of zoning laws that restrict or prohibit … More Constitutional Q&A: Helping the Homeless

Pardon Me? Obama Wrongly States That He Cannot Pardon Edward Snowdon

  November 21, 2016 jonathanturley There was an interesting recent interview of President Barack Obama by the German media giant Der Spiegel. In the interview, President Obama insisted that he could not pardon Edward Snowden as a matter of constitutional law. He is manifestly wrong. While the President may not want to pardon someone who … More Pardon Me? Obama Wrongly States That He Cannot Pardon Edward Snowdon