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Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

Filed Under:News
Posts on Regator:5965
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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Spooky Torts: The 2014 List Of Halloween Litigation Horrors

7 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Here is our annual list of Halloween torts and crimes. This holiday remains a favorite for personal injury lawyers around the world and this year’s additions show why. Of course, with Sandy, our area is already looking pretty spooky with downed trees and tattered exteriors. So, with no further ado, here is this year’s updated […]

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Enter The Pumpkin Patch . . .

7 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The video below shows a particularly well-planned prank for Halloween, though one has to wonder about the danger of injuries to people with weak hearts (discussed in another posting today) or resulting injuries from fright. Nevertheless, everyone shown on the film seemed to enjoy the prank, which had some funny moments. We have previously discussed […]

Family Sues Teacher Who Performed Oral Sex On 17-Year-Old Student

8 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting lawsuit filed in Washington D.C. that could test the limits of civil liability for statutory rape. The case was filed by the family of a 17-year-old seeking $11 million after a teacher allegedly engaged in oral sex with 17-year-old male student. The case however falls along the line of consent laws. […]

Police Officer Leaves Party After Drinking, Runs Over Man In The Road, Leaves The Scene . . . But Will Not Be Criminally Charged

9 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

In New York, former state trooper Brian Beardsley is now clear of any criminal charges following the announced yesterday of Hamilton County District Attorney James Curry that the grand jury had dismissed an earlier felony charge. Beardsley was charged after he ran over Chad Finch, 20, (left) who had fallen in the road. Beardsley, who […]

Man’s Best Friend? Alabama Man Is Arrested After Police Use His Own Dog To Find Him

10 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Bo is the type of dog everyone loves. Happy, friendly... well perhaps a bit too friendly. His owner, Edwin Henderson, ran from police serving a drug search warrant and hide the in the surrounding terrain. When an officer saw his dog Bo he says “go get him” and let him loose. Bo […]

Teenagers In Massachusetts Pose With Airsoft Guns in Pre-Dance Photo . . . School Officials Respond With Indefinite Suspensions Of Both Teens

There is another controversy raising the increasing assertion of authority of school officials over pictures and statements made by students outside of school. In Massachusetts, Jamie Pereira was suspended from school after a photo of her and her boyfriend, Tito Velez, both 16, holding Airsoft rifles was posted on Facebook. A caption beneath the photograph […]

Utah Police Shoot Man Dressed in Anime Costume and Carrying Sword

There is a highly disturbing controversy outside of Salt Lake City where Darrien Hunt, 22, was shot six times by police officers who claimed that he charged them with a sword. Hunt was dressed in a Japanese anime costume with a 2 ½ foot steel sword that the family insists was nothing more than a […]

Meet Rana Kauffeldi: The New Frog Species Named After The Man Who First Found It 80 Years Ago

For many years until his death, Carl Kauffeld, the director of the Staten Island Zoo and at the American Museum of Natural History, insisted that he had discovered a new species of frog leaving in New York and New Jersey, but faced widespread dismissals from his colleagues. Kauffeld died in 1974, but this week he […]

Saudi Man Says That He Sat With Muhammad . . . Saudi Police Arrest Him As Clerics Demand His Punishment Under Sharia Law

The Saudi morality police are back in the news with another attack on free speech and the free exercise of religion. The Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) police arrested a man who believed that he could see Muhammad and believed that he was walking among us. It is an expression of faith […]

Indian Woman Secretly Videotapes Husband Engaged In Homosexual Relations And Then Turns Him Into The Police For Possible Life Sentence

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a bizarre and disturbing case out of India where an Indian man has been criminally charged after his wife filmed homosexual liaisons in their home and took the evidence to the police. It is a crime punishable by life in prison to engage in homosexual relations in India. The case is an insight […]

New Research Purports To Blow Away The Great Wall of The Midwest Theory

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There was much coverage recently about the claim of physicist Rongjia Tao (left) of Temple University that tornados could be curtailed dramatically in the Midwest but the construction of 1,000-foot walls across the middle of the country. Meteorologist Brice Coffer of North Carolina State University says that his research blows away theory. Coffer (right) published […]

Englishman Charged With Bestiality Over Video That Proved To Be A Man In A Tiger Costume

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Bus driver Andrew Holland last year has been a nightmare. He has spent six months on bail, hired an attorney, and stood accused of a heinous crime. People ridiculed him and shunned him for allegedly possessing a film that showed a woman having sex with a tiger. The police charged him with possession of an […]

Fall On The Old Rag

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Yesterday, I completed the long circuit hike at Old Rag in the Shenandoah National Park. It is one of the most challenging hikes in Virginia and takes much of the day but it is worth it. It remains one of my favorite hikes with truly breathtaking overlooks. In the Fall, Virginia is radiant with different […]

Saudi Arabia Jails Lawyers For Criticizing Court System On Twitter

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Despite claims from the government (outside of Saudi Arabia) that it is seeking to modernize its legal system, the Sharia-based Saudi system continues to churn out abuses that shock the conscience. The latest victims are three lawyers who have been jailed for Tweets denouncing the Saudi court system — widely ridiculed by lawyers around the […]

Pope Francis: Evolution Is Consistent With Being Catholic

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I have previously discussed my admiration for Pope Francis, who strikes me as a truly holy man in every true sense of that term. Francis has pulled the Church into the Twenty-First Century with massive reforms and new approaches. This week saw one of the most remarkable such changes: Pope Francis announced that it is […]

Hail To The Redskins . . . In Red Mesa

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Having watched the Redskins-Cowboys game last night, this story caught my eye. I previously wrote a Washington Post column on the controversy over the Redskins name. In the column, I mentioned that a large number of both Native Americans and non-Native Americans do not view the team name to be offensive and explored the issue […]

Semi-Sweet: Study Finds Chocolate Compound Can Reverse Memory Loss . . . At The Cost Of Obesity

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Finally, a study that we can believe in and truly get behind. A study published in Nature Neuroscience found that chocolate has a natural compound from cocoa that can reverse age-related memory loss. The problem is that you have to eat so much that you immediately remember that you have a serious weight problem. The […]

Nurse Reportedly Moving Toward Lawsuit Over Ebola Quarantine Rules

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There appears to a race by politicians to show who is more serious about Ebola by imposing greater and greater restrictions on anyone suspected of being a carrier. It now appears that we may have our first court challenge to these limitations and there are viable claims to be made. The American Civil Liberties Union […]

The True Monuments of Italy

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I have been organizing my pictures from my recent trip to Italy and was struck by the many people that we met on our wanderings. The led to the column below. Italy is a nation of monuments. That is well known to any American traveling to the ancient cities and towns of this amazing country. […]

“You Have Some Weed?”: Felon Arrested After Texting Probation Officer In Search of Pot

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Alvin Cross Junior is the poster child for the perils of texting. Junior was on probation for possession of cocaine when he decided that he wanted to buy some pot. However, he inexplicably texted his probation officer to ask to sell him marijuana. He is now serving an additional year for violating his probation. The […]

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