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Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Trade Agreement With Iceland Might Allow Japan To Bypass Effect Of Whaling Sanctions

56 minutes agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Icelandic news source IceNews reports that the governments of Japan and Iceland are negotiating a trade agreement that also would include exports to Japan of whaling products. The agreement will certainly attract much attention from the environmental groups, and NGOs world-wide. Show More Summary

What Are You Thankful For

4 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor Although I am a few days early, I wanted to wish all RIL readers a Happy Thanksgiving.  I would guess that most of us have many things to be thankful for at this time.  I am thankful for my wife of 40 years and my four […]

Foreclosure Fraud?

4 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor Since the Great Recession officially started in December of 2007, millions of people have lost their homes to foreclosures.  It turns out that many of those foreclosures may have been fraudulent or in violation of foreclosure laws. Show More Summary

Dawn on Billy Goat Trail

4 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I did my dawn hike on the Billy Goat this morning but started out with wildlife coming to me. I try to quietly sneak out before 6 am in the morning, but Luna was barking like crazy. When I opened the front door, I found myself face to face with a large deer from the […]

German Prosecutors Allege Former Nurse Killed Patients Out Of Boredom

6 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor A startling criminal case out of Germany could be reminiscent of Britain’s Harold Shipman case. Prosecutors in the German State of Lower Saxony accuse a former nurse, identified only as Nils “H.” pursuant to German privacy laws, of killing one patient and the attempt of two others. He is also […]

Journalists In Turkey Sentenced To Prison For Reporting Corruption In Government

14 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In another example of the diminishing freedom of the press in Turkey, Yurt newspaper reporter Meriç ?enyüz and Ulusal Kanal reporter Özer Sürmeli received sentences of six and five months respectively...Show More Summary

Catalonian President Faces Prosecution For Staging Referendum On Independence

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Artur Mas i Gavarró, his deputy, and his education minister face prosecution by the Spanish Government for alleged civil disobedience, abuse of power, usurpation of duties, and embezzlement of public funds according to a statement released by the public prosecutor’s office of the Spanish […]

Ninth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement of California’s CASE Act As Curtailing Free Speech Of Registered Sex Offenders

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Plaintiffs representing unnamed registered sex offenders and sponsors of the non-profit California Reform Sex Offender Laws won a victory in their quest to declare unconstitutional the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act on free speech grounds. Show More Summary

Police Departments Consider Discontinuing Use Of Body Cameras Due To Expense Of Public Disclosure Requirements

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In what could prove to be a larger issue nationally, several departments in Washington State are considering removal of wearable cameras on police officers due to what has shown to be a greatly expensive and time consuming requirement to provide public disclosure to citizens requesting recordings. Poulsbo, Washington Police Department […]

The Paintbrush And The Fight Against Extremism: The Struggles Of Iraqi Kurdistan Through Art

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor As we have discussed many times free speech can be a powerful weapon against the injustices and in the case of the Islamic State, genocide. A new exhibition in the semi-autonomous state of Iraqi Kurdistan in Northern Iraq provides through art an interpretation of the struggle faced by ordinary individuals […]


2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Today, we filed our complaint United States House of Representatives v. Burwell, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The House’s complaint contains eight counts concerning constitutional and statutory violations of law related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are a myriad of unilateral amendments to this […]

From Whence We Came: One Account Of Retracing “The Voyage” In Search Of Answers Under The Sicilian Sun

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

President Obama’s changes to the immigration status of millions of illegal immigrants has caused the expected firestorm of controversy. I have previously criticized the decision to withhold the details of the plan until after voters went to the polls and I continue to view the changes as an assault upon the doctrine of separation of […]

Criminal Cackling? Irish Pro-Life Advocate Convicted Of Harassment Over Protest At Clinic

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a troubling report out of Ireland that raises many of the concerns that we have discussed earlier about the erosion of free speech in the West. Bernadette “Bernie” Smyth is one of Northern Ireland’s most prominent anti-abortion activists and the founder of Precious Life, a pro-life group. She was convicted this week of […]

Pentagon Accused Of Paying Ransom For Bergdahl To An Afghan Con Man Who Disappeared With The Money

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It has been a virtual mantra of U.S. policy for decades that we do not negotiate with terrorists and never never pay ransoms. That is why a new report is so startling even though it has received relatively little attention. The Pentagon reportedly gave an unspecified but large amount of money to an Afghan for […]

Kitty Litter Dirty Bomb: New Mexico Nuclear Disposal Plant Causes $500 Million of Damage By Using Wrong Kind Of Kitty Litter

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There are so many surprising aspects to this story including the two salient points that we use kitty litter in nuclear plants and using the wrong kitty litter can cost you half a billion dollars. However, a recent report states that the mismanagement of the kitty litter issue at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) […]

FSU Shooter Identified As Lawyer Myron May

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Florida State University community is still in shock over the killing of three people and wounding of others on campus. The bar was rocked today with the news that the alleged killer was one of our own, FSU graduate and attorney Myron May. May’s final post on Facebook was the biblical verse, “Blessed are […]

This Is Why I Love Canadians

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I have often written about my love for traveling in Canada. This video reminds me why I love Canadians. At the November 18, 2014 Maple Leafs game against the Nashville Predators, the mic cut off during the singing of our national anthem so the Canadians finished singing the song for us. Of course, this will […]

Oil Company Seeks Over $1 Billion In Takings Claim Against California County For Banning Fracking

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting out of California where Citadel Exploration, an oil company, has sued the San Benito County for $1.2 billion for banning franking and oil extraction on land within its jurisdiction. Citadel is arguing that the ban constitutes a regulatory taking and that it is entitled to the value lost, which it says […]

Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway . . . Allowed To Plead To A Single Misdemeanor With No Jail Time and A $500 Fine

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a surprising plea deal in Georgia this week where Philip Sailors, 69, (left) was accused of responding to Rodrigo Diaz (right) pulling into his driveway by mistake by shooting him in the head and killing him. Sailors has now been allowed to plead out on a single misdemeanor for involuntary manslaughter with no […]

Syrian Sniper Film Revealed To Be Hoax Funding By The State-Supported Norwegian Film Institute

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed how filmmakers are releasing fake videos such as the recent profiling video out of New York — a practice that is not only dishonest but highly counterproductive for groups seeking to address such abuses. Now it appears that a moving video of a Syrian boy heroically rescuing a little girl under […]

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