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Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Perils of Excessive Celebration: Detroit Lions Stephen Tulloch Injured While Gloating Over Sack

4 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed the excessive celebration rule in the NFL (I am rather old school and I do not like seeing the growing signature celebrations of players). However, not since Bill Gramatica has a player put himself on the injured list due to his celebratory dance. That distinction rests with Detroit Lions middle linebacker […]

Lawsuit: School Officials Convince 14-Year-Old Special Ed Girl To Be Bait For Sexual Predator . . . Girl Is Raped and School Officials Deny Any Responsibility

19 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a horrific story out of Huntsville, Alabama, where school officials are being sued after a 14-year-old girl with special needs was allegedly used as bait to catch a student sexual predator. A lawsuit states that the girl reluctantly agreed, but that she was then trapped by the boy and anal raped in a […]

Poll: Egyptians Want Democracy . . . and Stonings

20 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

I had a fleeting sensation of hope yesterday when a poll of 1,000 Egyptians from the Pew Research Center found that 59% percent said that their preferred form of government is democracy. Then a little below the poll found that 82% want adulterers should be stoned and 84% believe that apostates from Islam should face […]

Chicago Gang Members Allegedly Murder 9-Year-Old Boy Who They Thought Warned Opposing Gang

21 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

My home town of Chicago continues to be plagued by gang violence. Children are often the victim of drive by shootings and gang gun fights. However, the intentional killing this week of 9-year-old Antonio Smith Jr., known as “Fat Baby” and “Hamburger,” has shocked many in the city. The four men are reportedly members of […]

Peshmergettes and Paradise: Islamic State Fighters Terrified Of Being Martyred By Women

It is a perilous path to attempt to understand the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who justify massacres and beheadings as the height of moral Islamic conduct. However, the perverted sense of logic that goes into such views continues to amaze many of us. This week, the press is reporting that Islamic […]

Rap Sheet: Three Georgia Men Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping, Beating, and Burning Woman Who Beat Them In A Rap Competition

If their indictments are true, Joey Betrail Garron, 28, Robert Carl Johnson, 23, and Ketorie Glover, 23, represent some of the most depraved of a highly depraved class of criminals. The three men in Columbus, Georgia challenged a woman to a hip hop rap battle at a house party. When the woman won, the three […]

Passenger Removed From Flight Allegedly Over Notebook Doodles

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor An Australian passenger was removed from a flight and detained by the Federal Police allegedly after doodling in a notebook. Passenger Oliver Buckworth claims he was removed from a Gold Coast bound flight on Tiger Airways after another passenger glanced over his shoulder and complained to the flight crew. […]

Washington Marijuana Industry Showing Signs Of Unraveling

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor The culmination of numerous examples of barriers of entry into the marijuana industry in Washington State along with regulatory costs, high taxation, competition from medical marijuana dispensaries, the well-established illegal market, and uncertainty is hampering implementation and legalization. Show More Summary

City Drops Controversial Saggy Pants Ordinance

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor After a backlash from the general public and lack of support, the Florida city of Ocala repealed its ban against wearing saggy pants on public property. During a city council meeting members voted 4-1 to repeal ordinance 2014-44 “Clothing requirements on public property” that called for a punishment of up […]

Electric Cars And Zip Codes: Location Can Negate Environmental Benefits

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor If you drive a fully electric car, hoping at least to benefit the environment by reducing carbon emissions, the location of your home can actually affect how carbon neutral your ride is. Why is this significant? It depends on which electric utility provides service. Compare two vehicles: The all-electric […]

County Clerk Candidate Fired Over Alleged Illegal Background Checks Made Against Opponents

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Officials of Yakima, Washington reportedly asked the Washington Attorney General’s Office to investigate allegations that Municipal Court Clerk Sarah Matheny, a candidate for the elected...Show More Summary

Poll: 64 Percent of Americans Cannot Identify All Three Branches Of Government

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

In the wake of Constitution Day, there is a truly depressing survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center that found that 227 years after the signing of the Constitution only 36 percent of Americans can actually name the three branches of government. Thus, 64 percent of Americans cannot name the three parts of our tripartite […]

Iran Sentences Seven To Be Flogged For “Happy” Video While Sentencing Blogger To Death For Insulting Mohammad

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Iran has supplied the world with another outrage from the application of its medieval Sharia law system. An Iranian court sentenced seven young adults to be flogged plus prison time for the offense of shooting a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit “Happy.” Another court issued a death sentence for a blogger […]

Passenger Shaming: Sweet Revenge or Tortious Fun?

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There may be some interesting tort questions raised by a new Internet sensation created by former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen, who has started a movement to shame passengers who act badly on flights. Passenger Shaming has taken off with travelers on Facebook and Instagram. Her first blog, Rants Of A Sassy Stew, was a huge […]

Pit Stop: Teens Charged After Crash Caused By The Igniting of Driver’s Armpit Hair

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a bizarre case out of Boise, Idaho where a group of five teenagers were injured when a SUV crashed. The cause of the accident was a 16-year-old boy who reportedly decided it would be funny to light the armpit hair of the driver, 18-year-old Tristian Myers, on fire. Two of the girls, 15 […]

Hummus Over Humidors: Farmers Reportedly Turning To Chickpeas Over Tobacco

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a truly healthy development occurring in tobacco country. It appears that farmers are pulling up tobacco plants with the falling market in order to plant a crop in higher demand: chick peas. Why? Hummus, my friend, thar’s gold in that golden dips. It is the ultimate healthy trade off and one of the […]

Just Say Yes To War: Yoo and Stephens Rally A Coalition Of The War Willing

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Today I had my second debate with Berkeley Law Professor and former Bush official John Yoo. The first debate sponsored by Christopher Newport University was held in Newport News four days ago and the second was sponsored by Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C. What was most striking however is how well-connected Republicans are returning over […]

High Crimes and [NFL] Misdemeanors? Members Raise Impeachment In Fuller Case

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed the arrest of U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller in Alabama for misdemeanor battery of his wife. Now members are raising the possibility of impeachment if he does not resign despite the absence of a conviction on the misdemeanor. Rep. Martha Roby (R., Alabama) is citing a rather novel source of extraconstitutional precedent: […]

Seventeen Year Old Missouri Teen in Coma After Being Tasered By Police

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is another disturbing case involving police tasering a suspect who ended up with a serious, life-threatening injury after a traffic stop. Bryce Masters was put into a medically induced coma due to injuries to his brain after an encounter with an Independence (Mo.) police officer. The brain damage was due to either hitting his […]

Associated Press Moves To “Rectify” False Story On National Report

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

In a previous posting, I published a warning about another malicious fake news story by National Report which showed a picture identified as an Associated Press photo of Paul Horner, 15, allegedly was given 25 years to life for “swatting” — calling in a face police report on an online gaming opponent. The problem is […]

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