Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Report: Clinton Emails Contained “Operational” Information and Put Lives At Risk

We have been closely following the Clinton email scandal and this morning additional information was leaked on the 22 “top secret” emails withheld by the States Department An official is quoted as saying that some of those emails contained “operational intelligence” and jeopardized “sources, methods and lives.” While I agree with the Clinton campaign that […]

Citizen Captures Connecticut Troopers Discussing Charges Against Protester To “Cover Our Asses”

A new citizen videotape has triggered an internal police investigation of Connecticut State troopers who are heard discussing charges for Michael Picard, 27, who was warning citizens of a DUI checkpoint. One of the officers is heard to say “we gotta cover our asses.” The officers are also heard threatening the citizen recording them. The […]

Kuwaiti Legislators Move To Ban Construction of New Churches As Insult To Islam

We have another close ally this month attacking the most fundamental principles of freedom of religion. While Kuwait was only too happy to see non-Muslim U.S. troops fight (right) and die to save its country from the Iraqi invasion, it announced a few days ago that it would not allow new churches to be built […]

Woman Found Dead In Hotel Room With Two Capuchin Monkeys and An Incoherent Man . . . Police Declare Death “Suspicious”

Police in North Port, Florida responded to the discovery of a dead body in a hotel room with two live Capuchin monkeys and an incoherent man. In an announcement that would seem the most unassailable finding in the annals of criminal justice, the police declared the death of Linda Marie Smith, 59, to be “suspicious.” […]

We Have Ways Of Knowing If You Vote, Round Two: Cruz Campaign Cited For Intimidating Mail Campaign

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In November of 2014, I wrote an article describing how a New York based political committee had been accused of sending what many saw as an intimidating letter to party voters who have chosen not to vote in previous elections. Whether this was considered peer pressure, inducing worry, or encouraging […]

Making The Case For More Government Education Programs

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor KOIN News provided this gem as seen in Oregon before a scheduled Monday demonstration by militia groups.   [sic] semper tyrannis The views expressed in this posting are the author’s alone and not those of the blog, the host, or other weekend bloggers. As an open forum, weekend bloggers post […]

Washington State Health Care Exchange Website Broken, Again.

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In November of 2014 we featured an article describing how the Washington State Healthcare Exchange website failed to properly calculate tax credits just hours after its launch. A year earlier, the system crashed under heavy user load. Now, it is once again broken–this time a day before the deadline for […]

Seattle To Pay $15,000.00 For Artist To Write Poems, Etc. Describing Bridge

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor It is often that people are concerned with the money diverted to art attached to public works  projects sponsored by government. The basis providing art from legislation or policies can mandate one percent of project costs be dedicated to art deemed reflective of various ideals approved by officials. Show More Summary

State Department: 22 Emails Will Not Be Released As “Top Secret”

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The email scandal has deepened for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today with the announcement that the State Department will not release 22 emails because they contain “top secret” information, the highest level of government classification. While Clinton once insisted that she never sent or received classified information, it is now official that many […]

Virginia Senate Kills Measure To Repeal Criminalization of Adultery

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

A legislative proposal by Sen. Scott Surovell (D–Fairfax) would have seemed a no brainer in any legislative body. Surovell was seeking to decriminalize adultery in Virginia. As I have previously discussed (here and here), Virginia has an anachronistic and facially unconstitutional law that makes adultery a crime. Yet, the Virginia Senate killed the bill this […]

“Think Hard and Fast About Your Priorities”: Federal Judge Chastises Rep. Chaka Fattah For Not Paying His Criminal Defense Lawyers

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah faced a rare tongue lashing from U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III over the failure to pay his defense counsel in his corruption and racketeering trial. Judge Bartle snapped at Rep. Fattah to get “your priorities” straight. The Department of Justice brought 29 federal racketeering charges against Rep. Chaka Fattah […]

Indiana Moves Toward Law Giving Police Departments The Right To Withhold Video From Police Body Cameras

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

An Indiana House government committee voted unanimously to allow police departments to withhold video from police body cameras. Unanimously. These videotapes have resulted in arguably the single most effective deterrent of police abuse in the history of this country. However, Rep. Kevin Mahan (right) (R., Hartford City) wants to leave the release of the evidence […]

Boston Police Sergeant Adopts Curious Defense To Allegedly Sending Explicit Picture of Himself To Teenage Girl

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Boston Police Sergeant Edwin Guzman’s lawyer has a curious defense to Guzman sending a photo of his penis to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a friend: “You can’t tell me someone her age has never seen a picture of a penis on the Internet.” Hmmm, even if it were true, it is hard to see that […]

Sanders Slams Clinton On Leaving Iowa For Fundraiser With Financial Industry Executives

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

With the increasing discomfort of voters over the huge speaking fees that Hillary Clinton received from Wall Street and other business groups, it was astonishing to see Clinton leave the tough Iowa campaign to go to Philadelphia to meet with financial industry wealthy to collect more donations.  The campaign decided to do the fundraiser just […]

Thomas Tamm Hit With Bar Charges For Exposing The Warrantless Surveillance Program Under President Bush

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a disturbing proceeding unfolding before the the District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel where Thomas Tamm, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who leaked information to the press about warrantless domestic spying under President George W. Bush, is facing legal ethics charges in Washington. Tamm is viewed as a hero by […]

Roman Museum Covers Up Nude Works To Avoid Insulting Iranian President

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There was a very disturbing scene at Rome’s famous Capitoline Museum recently during a joint press conference between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Italian Premeir Matteo Renzi. The museum had all of its nude sculptures covered up so not to insult the Islamic sensibilities of Rouhani and his staff. One of the statues was the […]

Oregon Commission Issues Scathing Report Supporting Removal Of Judge

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability has issued a scathing recommendation for the removal of Marion County Circuit Judge Vance Day from the bench due to discriminately, unethical acts. The 48-page report detailed disturbing accounts of misconduct by Day. Show More Summary

Turley Blog Reaches 28,000,000

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Just last September, we passed the 27,000,000 mark and we just hit 28,000,000 views. As our site motto states, “the thing speaks for itself” and that is certainly true of our success. The success of this site is due to this entire virtual community at RIL. We continue to rank in the top legal blogs […]

Turkey Seeks Life Imprisonment For Two Journalists Who Reported On Gun Smuggling By Government To Syria

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have followed the rapid decline of civil liberties under the authoritarian rule Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in the past few years as well as his empowering of Islamic parties in the once secular state. This trend was evident recently with the rounding up of dozens of professors for simply signing a petition denouncing […]

Top Italian Court Rules 100 Euros Is Not High Enough To Constitute A Bribe

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

An Italian court this month showed just how hard it is to bribe an Italian police officer. The highest Italian court acquitted a defendant of corruption charges because it found that the man offered the police officer only 100 euros during a drunk-driving traffic stop. That, the court concluded, was not nearly enough to bribe […]

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