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

Surveillance State Continues Growing Out Of Control Thanks To Stingray

  Nov 16, 2016 By Chris “Kikila” Perrin Police surveillance is, one might argue, necessary. In an effort to detect and arrest criminals, the police require a certain array of tactics that can help them gather evidence that leads to prosecution of guilty parties. Problems arise, however, when that surveillance and investigation transcend the direct, … More Surveillance State Continues Growing Out Of Control Thanks To Stingray

‘We the People’ Against Tyranny: Seven Principles for Free Government

  Nov 7, 2016 By John W. Whitehead “As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid.”—Former presidential advisor Bertram Gross As history teaches us, if the people have little or no knowledge of the basics of government and their rights, those who wield governmental power inevitably wield … More ‘We the People’ Against Tyranny: Seven Principles for Free Government

RICO – Overview of Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act

By JUX Law Firm RICO is the United States federal Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act, which became law in 1970. Where did RICO come from? RICO was initially passed in 1970 with the intent to pursue the mafia. The idea behind RICO was to tie all of their crimes together in one case, which … More RICO – Overview of Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act