Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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12 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Below is my column today in the Washington Post on the ruling in Obergefell on the basis for the Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Due to limitations on space, I could not go into great depth in the opinion which primarily dealt with the notion of the “right to dignity.” The Court did […]


I wanted to wish everyone as wonderful and safe Fourth of July. Despite our economic and political woes, we remain as a people united by a common article of faith in our representative democracy. Indeed, the disgusting abuses of extremists in other part of the world like ISIS should remind us of the enduring symbol […]

Iceland Repeals Criminal Blasphemy Law

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor The Pirate Party of Iceland (Píratar) successfully introduced a bill to the Alþingi repealing Article 125 of the Penal Code—Blasphemy. The measure passed with a nearly unanimous parliamentary vote. Show More Summary

Holiday party prep: 5 reasons you hated/loved the Obamacare decision

By Cara L. Gallagher, weekend contributor 5 reasons you hated/loved the Obamacare decision (King v. Burwell): What a week last week turned out to be at the Supreme Court! It certainly was exciting and unlike last year there wasn’t just one big case, like Hobby Lobby, that got so much attention. There were several big […]

Does Lighting Fireworks Constitute Free Speech?

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor We wish you a festive and joyful Independence Day and pose a question to you. Does the use of fireworks constitute protected free speech? A tradition spanning multiple generations in the United States is that a large portion of our society celebrates and shows tribute to the United States through […]

State Department Confirms That Over Two Dozen Emails On Clinton Server Are Now Considered Classified

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed the series of scandals in Washington where powerful individuals have been spared serious sanctions for acts where ordinary people have faced long and unrelenting prosecution. (here) It is part of America’s Animal Farm system where some individuals are more equal than others. That concern is even greater this week with the […]

Massachusetts Rules That Father Not Guilty Of Assault In Spanking 3-Year-Old Daughter

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have been following rulings on spanking where parents have been arrested for the disciplining of their children. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has overturned the conviction of Jean Dorvil who was arrested after he spanked his daughter in public. The incident occurred in 2011 in a Brockton bus terminal while Jean Dorvil was walking […]

Give Me a P, Give Me an A, Give Me a Y . . . NFL Owners Facing Legislation To Force Minimum Wage For Cheerleaders

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It often seems that a day cannot go by without finding something to truly hate about the NFL. Despite being a football (and Bears) fan, I have long found the NFL itself to operate just slightly above the level of the Barbary Pirate kingdoms. We can add the abusive treatment of cheerleaders. California this month […]

English Government Declares Unhealthy Lunches Can Be Seized and Destroyed By School Officials

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed whether England was becoming a “Nanny State.” (here and here). As much as I love London (and Londoners), it appears to have plunged into realm of government regulation of virtually every aspect of life and family management. An example is the new directive from the British government to school officials that they […]

Utah Man Admits He Lied About Being Attacked and Having A Homophobic Slur Carved Into His Arm

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Rick Jones, 21, became a cause celebre after he alleged that he was beaten and had a homophobic slur carved into his arm. In a case reminiscent of the Tawana Brawley case and some other more recent controversies (here and here), Jones has now admitted that it was a hoax. Jones said that his ordeal […]

LSU Professor Terminated After Her Use Of Foul Language And Bawdy Joke Found To Be Form Of Sexual Harassment

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting academic controversy out of Louisiana State University where Professor Teresa Buchanan, who specializes in early childhood education and trains elementary school teachers, Show More Summary

Australian Mining Minister Pledges To Block Protection For Millions of Fragile Lands If It Would Limit Mining

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have been discussing the horrific environmental record of the administration of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. This includes the decision to dump millions of tons of waste into the Great Barrier Reef. The move that led to international outcry including official condemnation from UNESCO. Much of the criticism has been directed at Abbott putting industry […]

Paul Begala Under Fire After Disclosure Of Emails To Clinton Aides On Talking Points

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The email controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton continues to grow but there is one aspects that is less of a problem for her as it is for one of her allies, Paul Begala. Begala is shown in email seeking directions or talking points from the State Department on what to say about one of Clinton’s speeches […]


4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Having run out of sedans and swimming pools for its view of creative and fun forms of execution, ISIS is now returning to an old favorite of beheadings. In the latest video, they executed women for sorcery in Syria and earlier beheaded a street magician as immoral under Islam and Sharia law. Two women were […]

Georgia Teen Allegedly Lead Violent Flash Mob But Is Arrested When He Returns To Trashed Store To Retrieve Cellphone

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have been following the growing menace of flash mob attacks on stores where teenagers descend on a store, trash its interior, and steal merchandise — only to vanish with the arrival of police. However, in the case of a trashed Macon Wal-Mart, police say that they not only have videotapes of the mob but […]

Missouri Choices Chelsea Clinton To Open New Women Hall of Fame With A Ten Minute Speech Costing $65,000

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I have long admitted that as an academic dweeb, I have long been confused by events after the eighteenth century. However, this story has been entirely perplexed. The University of Missouri at Kansas City has opened a women’s Hall of Fame and was looking for a female leader to open the event. Their choice among […]

Serbia Erects Statue To Honor Assassin Who Triggered World War I

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a fascinating story out this week that reminds us of how people can view history and violence in vastly different ways, including attacks of terrorism or assassination. Take Gavrilo Princip. Most of the world view him as a fanatic who triggered World War I with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. However, Serbia […]

Great Body, Lousy Finish: Kentucky Lawyer Suspended After Arrest For Stealing High Priced Wine

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended Rodger Moore, a Northern Kentucky attorney who appears to have been undone by a love for expensive wines — very expensive wines. Moore reportedly admitted to a series of shoplifting incident of wine. As a wine lover, I always joke that this is an expensive habit and that a […]

NBC Dumps Trump Over Controversial Illegal Immigration Remarks

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

This is truly painful since I am neither a fan of Donald Trump or beauty pageants, but here it is: Is it possible that the actions taken against not just Donald Trump but his business associations is excessive? NBC has issued a statement that it will no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Universe […]

Good Day For Election Reformists; Bad Day For Environmentalists

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I am doing some coverage at CNN but, in addition to the predictable rejection of the lethal injection challenge, the Court handed down two major decisions. In Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Election Commission, the Court ruled 5-4 that states could effectively take away redistricting decisions from state legislatures — a key move to try […]

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