Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

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Computer Scientist Gives Virginia Voting Machines F- Security Grade

19 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor A six year effort by Computer Scientist Jerry Epstein of SRI International has finally achieved fruition in his quest to decertify AVS WinVote Machines for election use due to what can described as extremely broken security measures and weaknesses in its design. Such deficiencies were so magnified the machines had […]

What RFRA Hath Wrought-Part 2

By Mike Appleton, Weekend Contributor “Those situations in which the Court may require special treatment on account of religion are, in my view, few and far between, and this view is amply supported by the course of constitutional litigation in this area.” -Sherbert v. Verner, 374 U.S. 398, 423 (1963) (Harlan, J., dissenting) Were Maurice […]

Stanford Holds Constitutional Conference On Executive Power

I am at Stanford to speak at a conference at the law school this week. I had the opportunity to walk around this truly magnificent campus today, a renewed pleasure that I would recommend to anyone. I am speaking on Saturday as part of the law school’s conference “The Constitution and the Administrative State: Past, […]

Cattle Call: Airbus and Southwest Moves To Add Even More Seats To Coach

I have previously columns and blog entries criticizing the airline industry for its nosedive in customer services and accommodations. (here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). The includes the planned switch to “bench seating” where passengers are expected to start bringing […]

New York Police Arrest Office Manager Who Allegedly Pretends To Be Dentist And Botched Procedures

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Patients in the Bronx have learned that the dentist who performed their procedures — including botched procedures — was actually not a doctor but an office manager. Valbona Yzeiraj, 45, worked as an office manager at Dr. Jeffrey Schoengold’s office and claimed that she was a trained professional from her native Albania. However, even if […]

Long Island Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Kill Competing Doctor and To Burn Down His Office

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a bizarre case out of Long Island where Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto, a cardiologist, allegedly had the office of another doctor torched, then attempted to have the doctor killed to get his business. The evidence in the case presented at the press conference is equally notable, though less compelling than the rest of […]

No Comment: Former Fairfax Police Spokesman Arrested For Child Pornography

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Fairfax County (my home county) may be challenged in finding someone to respond to the latest high-profile arrest. The arrestee is their now former spokesman, William “Bud” Walker. Walker has been charged with possessing child pornography. The former school resource officer and 16-year officer was charged with two felony child pornography counts. Last July, the […]

Clipped: Court Orders Girlfriend of Former Clippers Owner Donald Sterling To Repay Roughly $3 Million In Gifts To Sterling’s Wife

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

A California judge has ruled that the girlfriend of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling must pay back the $2.6 million given to her in gifts from Sterling in a surprising ruling that defines these gifts as community property even though the couple was separated and moving toward divorce. Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling […]

Louisiana State Police Officers Park Illegally And Get Booted . . . Then Arrest The Parking Attendant And Take Keys To Remove Boot

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting lawsuit out of New Orleans where two undercover Louisiana State Police troopers, Sgt. Joseph Patout and Master Trooper Christopher Treadaway, stopped for Sushi and parked illegally across the street. A booting company employee promptly booted the vehicle and when the police came out, they ordered him to remove the boot. The […]

TSA Screeners Fired After Allegedly Picking Out Handsome Male Passengers To Grope For Sexual Pleasure

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International airport have been fired after investigators found that a male TSA employee would select handsome men that he wanted to fondle as part of a secondary patdown. Before you give the TSA much credit however you may want to read on. Accordingly to the reports, the unnamed […]

Police Seeks Parents and Pastors After Church Starves 2-Year-Old To Death In Exorcism Ritual

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Police are pursuing those responsible for the death of a 2-year-old boy at a church in Texas where the parents and pastors starved the boy to rid him of his possession by a demon — only to try to resurrect the dead boy later with the use of blessed oils. Police say the pastors at […]

Tickle, Tickle: California Police Officer Suspended After Allegedly Admitting That He Likes To Play With Dead Bodies

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a bizarre and disturbing case out of Bakersfield California where Officer Aaron Stringer has been put on leave after he allegedly admitted that he liked to play with dead bodies and was seeing tickling the feet of a dead man (shot by police) and saying “tickle, tickle.” The reported plaything of Stringer was […]

Bust and Bye: Georgian National Champion Banned From Chess Competitions For 15 Years After Smartphone Is Found In Bathroom Stall

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It was five years ago that the puzzle world was rocked by a Sudoko cheating scandal. Now the chess world has faced its own scandal with the effective banishment of Georgian champ Gaioz Nigalidze, who was found to have secreted a smartphone in a toilet to cheat during an international tournament. This brings a new […]

Teddy Likes Corn

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

One of our commenters posted this video yesterday and I thought it was so funny I wanted to share it with everyone. This is Zooniversity’s North American porcupine, “Teddy Bear,” who demonstrates an surprising type of speech for a porcupine as he resists giving up a cob of corn. I had never heard a porcupine’s […]

Cleveland Police Officer On Trial For Barrage Of Bullets That Killed Two Unarmed Suspects

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The trial of former Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo is in its second week and the jury will consider an extremely disturbing police shooting case where Brelo, 31, is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shooting. We […]

Cleveland Mom Dangles Toddler Over Cheetah Pit At Zoo and Then Drops Him Into Pit

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have yet another tough case of how to handle a parent who seems devoid of basic sense, let alone basic instincts. The mother reportedly dangled her two-yera-old boy over a railing at a cheetah pit and then accidentally dropped him. Fortunately, the cheetahs did not attack but the boy’s leg was hurt. An adult […]

Florida Eighth Grader Charged With Felony For School Prank

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have yet another arrest in a school for an act that would have previously resulted in a reprimand and a parent visit with the principal — or at worst a suspension. Florida eighth-grader Domanik Green was accused of breaking into the computer system at the Paul R. Smith Middle School in Holiday, Florida to […]

Study: Dogs Have a 93 Percent Accuracy Rate In Detecting Prostate and Bladder Cancer

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It appears that we would all be better off if we just let our dogs sniff our rear ends. In Buckinghamshire, researchers have found that dogs have a 93% reliability rate when detecting bladder and prostate cancer. The research by by Dr Claire Guest and her colleagues has been published in Humanitas Clinical and Research […]

Virginia Woman Hits Another Car And Continues To Drink Beer As EMT Tries To Assist Her

Tricia Kight, 41, could not have made it easier for prosecutors. First she struck another vehicle seriously injuring the other driver. Then she was found to have five times the legal limit for blood alcohol level. Then, as the EMT attempted to treat her, she grabbed a beer to keep drinking. When the EMT pried […]

San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies Under Investigation After Release Of Police Beating Suspect In Desert

There is another disturbing videotape of a beating by police in California. This incident involves a bizarre chase of a suspect on horseback in San Bernardino county. The aerial footage shows the suspect on the ground after being stunned by a taser. Despite no evidence of resistance, the sheriff’s deputies proceed to punch and kick […]

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