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

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

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

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

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

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

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE ON CRUCIFIXION MAY REFERENCE CRUCIFIXION

April 30, 2017 jonathanturley The new catchword on campuses is “triggering.”  Universities now warn students about any possible “trigger” that might upset them in curriculum or even faculty lectures.  Monash University now issues triggering warnings for courses like Surgeon General warnings on a pack of cigarettes.   At the University of Glasgow, theology students are being … More TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE ON CRUCIFIXION MAY REFERENCE CRUCIFIXION