Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Islamic State Bulldozes Ancient Nimrud Site

7 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The systematic destruction of art and historical and religious sites continued this month with another crime against humanity by Islamic State militants. The extremists reject images of the human body as violations of Islamic teachings and despise earlier civilizations that were not based on their Islamic traditions. So, after destruction priceless artifacts and art in […]

Police Consider Charges Against Brown Family In Ferguson

9 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

On the eve of the decision not to prosecute of Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, state prosecutors are considering charges against Michael Brown’s family. While potentially explosive in light of the rejection of civil rights charges, the case is based on what is reported as criminal acts […]

McGill University Asks To Create Women-Only Hours At School Gym

9 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed the decision of Harvard to create a women-only hours at the college gym. It appears now that McGill University, an equally world-class academic institution in Montreal, is being asked to offer the same accommodation to female students who do not want to work out around males. student Soumia Allalou, 23, insists that […]

India Ministry Moves To Block Airing Of Documentary On Rape

10 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

While China is moving to block the airing of a documentary on pollution, India is moving to block the airing of a documentary on the scourge of its country: rape. India has long been accused of having a rape culture where women are blamed for their own victimization and the caste system (and poor legal […]

Blog Hits 25,000,000

Just last December, we passed the 24,000,000 mark and today we hit 25,000,000. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and give you an idea of the current profile of readers on the blog. We continue to rank in the top legal blogs in the world […]

Justice Department Rejects Civil Rights Charges Against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

As expected, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will not prosecute former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The case followed the same pattern that we saw him the Zimmerman investigation: a premature entry into the case, Attorney General Eric Holder making public comments assuring a federal […]

Clearing the Air: China Moves To Block Airing Of Documentary On Dangers Of Smog

China has a different approach to clearing the air. We have discussed the record pollution measured in Beijing and the past efforts of the Chinese government to prevent people from talking about the shroud of pollution choking its population. Now the government censor have blocked the airing of a documentary on China’s smog — the […]

Homeless Man Killed By LAPD Identified As Illegal Immigrant With Violent and Criminal History

We previously discussed the controversy over the shooting of a homeless man called “Africa” by the Los Angeles Police Department. It turns out that the man’s real name (well, the name he was using) was Charley Saturmin Robinet and he had a rather strange and violent past. Police say that Robinet grabbed for one of […]

Supreme Court Hears ACA Challenge Amid Dire Warnings From The Administration

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Supreme Court has decided to wade back into the controversy over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” today with the granting of review of King v. Burwell, No. 14-114. I have previously written about the King case as well as the parallel case in the D.C. Circuit in Halbig. Today, the Supreme Court […]

I’m Just Here For The Trademark: Lynch Files Claim Over Media Line

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

One of my colleagues sent me the latest example of people claiming common phrases or symbols as their own trademarked property. The latest trademark grab is by the normally taciturn Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. We previously discussed how Lynch refused to speak at press conference until he was fine and then went and […]

Answering the Call of Nature

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

This is not a new videotape but I had to show it. Of all the things that one may expect from a safari trip to Africa, having a cheetah defecate through your sun roof is not one of them. These cheetah appears to have answered the call of nature by finding a unique outhouse. It […]

Saudi Arabian King Gives Controversial Islamic Cleric Top Award

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Saudi Arabia has long been criticized for its extreme religious beliefs as part of its devotion to Wahhabism. Now the Kingdom has generated more controversy by giving one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes to Zakir Naik, an Islamic school who said that the Koran (Quran) “allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves” and […]

Study: Tobacco Kills Two Out Of Three Smokers

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting and chilling new study out on smoking. It is well understood that smoking is a leading cause of death. However, the leading study on the morality rate is derived from a 1956 study called the “British Doctors Study” that found a roughly fifty percent morality rate. A new study however by […]

A Cry For Yelp: Chicago Company Sues Couple Over Negative Online Review

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Zwick Window Shade Co., a Chicago business, has a novel approach to business. When a husband and wife were not happy with their service and wrote a slightly negative review on Yelp, the company sued the couple for libel. It is one of a growing number of such cases where businesses seek to punish those […]

Long Island Man Arrested For 41st Time For Driving On Suspended License

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Jason Brown may be only 36 but he has just racked up his 41st driving offense in operating a vehicle on a suspended license. That’s right, 41 times. This time he was pulled over after police said that he was driving erratically and they found marijuana in the car as well as heroin and cocaine […]

American Posts Criticism Of His Company In United Arab Emirates On Facebook . . . Company Brings Criminal Charges And Has Him Arrested Upon His Return To The UAE

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed the common criminalization of speech found in Muslim countries (and the increasing criminalization seen in the West). The most recent victim is Ryan Pate, a civilian helicopter mechanic who was arrested for a derogatory comments made on Facebook in the United States toward his employer in the United Arab Emirates, Global […]

Video: LAPD Shoot and Kill Homeless Man

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Below is a videotape that is likely to be at the center of a growing controversy over the shooting of a homeless man by officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The officers say that they first tried to use a taser, which proved ineffective, and that the man then struggled with an officer […]

Massachusetts Teenager Charged With Manslaughter For Encouraging Suicide

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a deeply troubling case out of Massachusetts where prosecutors have charged Michelle Carter, 18, with the death of Conrad Roy, 18. What is different about the case is that there is no dispute that Roy killed himself. Carter is being charged for text messages encouraging Roy to go through with the suicide. If […]

Vandals Rescued From Cliff After Allegedly Trying To Flee From Historic Site In San Francisco

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Louis Murrillo and Zane Johnides were able to distinguish themselves this week in both their lack of values and intellect. The two men were busy vandalizing a historical military structure at Battery Yates, a historic military building along the water at Fort Baker, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge when they were spotted by […]

American Blogger in Bangladesh Hacked To Death By Islamic Extremists

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Another blogger has fallen victim to Islamic extremists. Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, was hacked to death during a walk with his wife in Dhaka as both were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. How did he insult Islam? No, it wasn’t a cartoon or a satirical poem. He wrote about religious […]

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