University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

December 19, 2017 jonathanturley For two years, Liam Allan, 22, lived in fear after he was accused of 12 rapes and assaults by a woman.  He was facing 20 in jail and put his life on hold as he insisted that he was innocent. What he did not know until recently was the police in England … More University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

U.N. Planned International Flood of Migrants

April 19, 2017 by ILEANA JOHNSON   In case you were wondering about the planned invasion of Europe and other developed nations, including the United States, wonder no more. Today, The International Organization for Migration, a United Nations Migration Agency, funded partially and generously with your taxpayer dollars for 65 years, is holding an International Dialogue … More U.N. Planned International Flood of Migrants

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

Cardiff and Tufts Universities: Two Divergent Paths On Free Speech

  November 30, 2016 jonathanturley We recently discussed the courageous stand of the University of Chicago in favor of free speech (a position followed by schools like Purdue). We can now add the Cardiff University in Wales as a school standing with free speech principles over demands for censorship and “safe zones”. Conversely, student leaders … More Cardiff and Tufts Universities: Two Divergent Paths On Free Speech

Englishman Arrested For Posting Anti-Islamic Tweets After Brussels Bombing

  June 30, 2016  Jonathan Turley There is another arrest in the United Kingdom for criminal speech, a crime that is on the rise in the West to censor and punish those who are deemed hateful or insulting in their views. The latest arrestee is reported to be Matthew Doyle, 46, a partner at a … More Englishman Arrested For Posting Anti-Islamic Tweets After Brussels Bombing

British Supreme Court Gags Media From Printing Names In Widely Discussed Elton John Sex Scandal

  May 25, 2016  Jonathan Turley The rapid decline of free speech in England accelerated further this month with a ruling of the British high court banning The Sun newspaper from naming celebrities involved in a sordid sex story despite the fact that all three names are widely known and discussed on the Internet and … More British Supreme Court Gags Media From Printing Names In Widely Discussed Elton John Sex Scandal

German Chancellor Merkel Continues To Lose Credibility On Free Speech Issues

April 23, 2016  By Darren Smith, German Chancellor Angela Merkel keeps digging herself deeper with her latest statement regarding her government’s prosecution of satirist Jan Böhmermann at the behest of Turkish President. Now, the chancellor expresses her regrets for offering support to President Erdoğan at the expense of her countryman, claiming it was a “mistake”.   Last … More German Chancellor Merkel Continues To Lose Credibility On Free Speech Issues

English Law Allows For Five Years In Prison For Spouses Who Engage In “Coercive and Controlling Behavior”

Dec 29, 2015 by Jonathan Turley An extraordinary English law came into effect this week that allows for five years imprisonment for spouses who inflict psychological cruelty on their other partners.Domestic abuse will now extend to “coercive and controlling behaviour.” The definition of the offense however is quite vague and the potential scope of criminalization … More English Law Allows For Five Years In Prison For Spouses Who Engage In “Coercive and Controlling Behavior”

German Politician Arrested After Being Spotted At Pool With Death Camp Tattoo

December 15,2015 by Jonathan Turley Civil libertarians have long been critical of the German speech crimes, including the prohibition on any Nazi symbols. Not only have the laws not had any discernible impact on the neo-Nazi movement but they actually make these extremists into victims and force them further underground. The laws also lead to bizarre … More German Politician Arrested After Being Spotted At Pool With Death Camp Tattoo