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

Lindsey Graham Demands Explanation Of Rosenstein’s Failure To Recuse

June 1, 2018 jonathanturley The recent disclosure of a memo from former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on a conversation with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on an alleged “cover story” demanded by President Donald Trump for his memo on the firing of McCabe’s boss James Comey.   I have already said that the memo may shed … More Lindsey Graham Demands Explanation Of Rosenstein’s Failure To Recuse

Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech

April 28, 2018 jonathanturley I have previously criticized the University of California at Berkeley for its highly biased history in dealing with conservative speakers who come to campus.  Now, federal judge Maxine Chesney has agreed with the Young America’s Foundation (and the U.S. Justice Department) in rejecting a motion to dismiss by Berkeley — forcing the school … More Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech

What Does Free Speech Mean?

Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states, … More What Does Free Speech Mean?

The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic

Feng Wei Photography/Getty Images 31 Mar 2018 by Michael Patrick Leahy As one billion Christians around the world gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the foundational event of the Christian faith, it is worth reminding every American about the Christian origins of our constitutional republic. Three key theological concepts from … More The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic

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

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

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