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  • Turley: Sessions’ Appointing Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel

    04/01/2018 4:54:21 AM PDT · by Freedomlibertyjustice · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2018 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government investigations, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S. Attorney John Huber. Turley called it “brilliant”to combine all the powers of the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general with a prosecutor who can bring charges, seek indictments, and get results for President Trump far more quickly than a second special counsel. Turley is a law professor at George Washington University, who attained national fame during the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton as a top legal authority on special counsels and congressional...
  • Looking for Mueller’s red meat main course

    12/28/2017 10:31:06 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Wesley Pruden
    The conspiracy theorists are hungry, and Robert Mueller owes them dinner. His pantry is apparently barren of groceries, and he has spent nearly $7 million of the grocery money. So far he has only served up a cheese plate. We deserve a little red meat soon. Ham, ram, lamb, bull, beef or bear, just something raw and red. Indicting Paul Manafort satisfied growling tummies for a brief season. So why not indict him again? But you have to wonder what all those K Street lawyers are doing with their time at $500 an hour. Mr. Mueller, whose neck is getting...
  • attorney shreds Sally Yates: ‘You don’t order an entire dept… not to assist sitting president’

    12/21/2017 11:16:18 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Conservative News ^ | December 20, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Constitutional attorney shreds Sally Yates: ‘You don’t order an entire dept… not to assist sitting president’ [ full title] A legal scholar and Constitutional attorney slammed former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for her “unprecedented” decision to defy President Trump’s executive order on travel and immigration. Jonathan Turley reacted to Yates’ opinion piece published by USA Today on Tuesday in which she added her own side notes to the Constitution’s preamble. “I much prefer the original,” Turley ... Yates was fired in January by the incoming president after she ordered the entire Justice Department to not defend Trump’s travel ban....
  • 25th Amendment attacks on Trump are “HOOEY” say Howard Dean and Jonathan Turley

    08/25/2017 7:07:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, after accusing President Trump of “impairment,” Howard Dean said that “people keep talking about” the 25th Amendment as a means to remove the president from office. But Dean immediately poured cold water on the notion, saying “I personally think that’s probably hooey.” Law professor Jonathan Turley agreed with Dean: “Yes, indeed, that falls under the constitutional doctrine of hooey.” Turley went on to describe the complicated procedures under the 25th Amendment, which would ultimately require a two-thirds majority in both houses of congress. Concluded Turley: “the 25th Amendment is not a really good option.” View the...
  • Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle"

    06/27/2017 7:03:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s ruling of yesterday that permitted President Trump’s travel ban to remain in place. Under the exception, the ban does not apply to foreign nationals with a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Turley said that as of late, Roberts has been “swimming a lot in the middle of the pool,” has become very Anthony “Kennedy-like,” and would become the new swing vote should Kennedy retire. View the...
  • Turley: Trump Tweets on Travel Order “Like a Presidential Version of Death by Cop”

    06/13/2017 5:42:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the Kathy Griffin severed-head fiasco, and the Central Park play depicting the assassination of President Trump, you’d think that pundits might have the good sense to lay off metaphors invoking the violent death of the president. But today comes law prof Jonathan Turley with yet another sanguinary simile. Appearing on Morning Joe to discuss President Trump’s executive order on travel, Turley suggested that President Trump’s tweets on the subject are undermining his case. Then Turley went there: “it’s like a presidential version of death by cop. Every time you seem to make advances, the president seems...
  • Ninth Circuit Rejects Motion For Immediate Reinstatement Of Executive Order

    02/05/2017 1:21:09 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 85 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | 2/5/17 | Jonathan Turley
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has declined a demand for an immediate reinstatement of the Executive Order on immigration but has scheduled expedited arguments and filings in the case for Monday. The decision is not surprising in such a case. Courts need to hear from the other side in the dispute, particularly when the Washington Attorney General prevailed in the trial court. Moreover, a temporary restraining order is very difficult to reverse on an interlocutory appeal. Normally, appellate courts will wait for a final decision and opinion from the lower court before agreeing to review...
  • Do new Clinton emails meet standard for special prosecutor?

    08/23/2016 8:06:02 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2016 | Fox News
    constitutional law attorney Jonathan Turley discusses calls to investigate Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation... video only, no article Fox video only, no article
  • Turley: Hillary Clinton's Private Email Account "Extraordinary, Dangerous"

    03/05/2015 1:23:08 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 5, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    JONATHAN TURLEY, GWU LAW PROFESSOR: The idea that a cabinet member would create her own system is pretty extraordinary and it's also pretty dangerous. This is the type of thing that sends most security officers into orbit... this certainly runs against the grain of the federal law. It's much more difficult to comply with those laws when you're creating your own system and allowing your own people to manage it. (video at link)
  • Jonathan Turley to Congress: You face self-destruction if you don’t rein in Obama

    07/16/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller, an elegant opening statement from today’s House Rules Committee hearing on Boehner’s separation-of-powers lawsuit. You’ve heard him make this argument before but he’s getting more apocalyptic with each appearance before Congress — and who can blame him? The last time he testified, Obama wasn’t babbling to activists about amnestizing five million illegals with a stroke of his pen. Today Turley calls O’s rhetoric about unilateral action “extreme” and warns the committee that Congress will effectively self-destruct if the executive is allowed to do what he wants whenever there’s gridlock. After all, in a system of limited...
  • Liberal Lawyer to Represent House of Representatives Against Obama

    11/18/2014 5:02:28 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Nov 14 | MICHAEL WARRE
    VIDEO HEREAmazing 8:33 min/sec video of testimony by Professor Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law Professor on the subject of Barry Soetoro's tyranny.
  • Turley Joins Republican Challenge To Obama's Lawlessness

    11/19/2014 4:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Executive Limits: For those in and out of the administration who dismissed the House lawsuit against the president for unconstitutional and illegal action, the naming of Jonathan Turley as lead attorney means game on. Coming as President Obama prepares to extend his lawlessness and war on the Constitution by granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, the timing of George Washington University law professor and constitutional scholar Turley being named lead attorney in the House lawsuit against the president is exquisite. Though he is a supporter of Obama and his policies, Turley is not a party hack as...
  • Liberal Law Prof: Obama Exec Amnesty 'Dangerous' & 'Unprecedented Threat' to Constitutional System

    11/18/2014 11:34:05 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2014 | Tony Lee
    Liberal George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley believes that President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty will be an "unprecedented" and "dangerous" overreach that will threaten America's constitutional system of governance. "This would be unprecedented and I think it would be an unprecedented threat to the balance of powers within our system," Turley said ... Turley noted that Obama is intent on going ahead with his executive amnesty that may "again violate separation of powers" even after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Obama did so while making unconstitutional recess appointments. He said that Obama "isn't being particularly coy about"...
  • GOP hires legal scholar to oversee Obama lawsuit

    11/18/2014 8:58:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lauren French
    House Republicans have hired a noted constitutional lawyer to oversee a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for alleged executive overreach. Jonathan Turley, a professor at The George Washington University, has argued in favor of the suit against Obama’s executive order delaying the employer mandate provision of Obamacare. This is Republicans' third lawyer since the suit was initially passed in July. Two previous lawyers dropped the case and the House has yet to file the lawsuit in federal court. “Professor Turley is a renowned legal scholar who agrees that President Obama has clearly overstepped his constitutional authority,” said Michael Steel, a...
  • Stopping Obama's 'uber Presidency'

    07/20/2014 4:56:11 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 7 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | July 20, 2014 | Josh Price
    On this episode of The Conservative Beacon Podcast, Josh Price discusses liberal lawyer Jonathan Turley’s Congressional profoundly important testimony imploring action against Obama’s “uber Presidency.” Head over to to listen.
  • Jonathan Turly Weighs In On Supreme Court Ruling & Executive Orders Special Report

    06/30/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies ^ | June 30, 2014 | You Tube
    Video - special report with Jonathan Turly on SCOTUS ruling.
  • Op-Ed Get ready for an even bigger threat to Obamacare

    07/01/2014 4:47:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30,2014 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    The D.C. Circuit Court is expected to rule any day now on the Halbig case, and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are growing nervous. In January, an Obamacare advocate described the Halbig case to a reporter for the Hill as "probably the most significant existential threat to the Affordable Care Act. All the other lawsuits that have been filed really don't go to the heart of the ACA, and this one would have." And in a fraught oral argument before the D.C. Circuit Court, the administration seemed to struggle to defend its interpretation. If the ruling goes against the...
  • The president's power grab - Obama is not a dictator, but there is a danger in his aggregation of...

    03/09/2014 1:15:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 9, 2014 | Jonathan Turley
    Obama is not a dictator, but there is a danger in his aggregation of executive power. Recently, a bizarre scene unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives that would have shocked the framers of the Constitution. In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had decided to go it alone in areas where Congress refused to act to his satisfaction. In a system of shared powers, one would expect an outcry or at least stony silence when a president promised to circumvent the legislative branch. Instead, many senators and representatives erupted in rapturous applause;...
  • Jonathan Turley: We are now at a constitutional tipping point in our system

    02/26/2014 7:37:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 317 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/26/14 | Washington Free Beacon Washington Free Beacon
    Jonathan Turley: We are now at a constitutional tipping point in our system February 26, 2014
  • Jonathan Turley’s snarky remarks about Palin’s “death panels” warnings don’t look so clever now

    12/29/2010 8:02:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies · 11+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | DECEMBER 29TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In August of 2009 the “Oh- so- much- wiser- than- we-are” Jonathan Turley mocked Sarah Palin’s warnings that Obama’s healthcare scheme included what she rightfully called “death panels.” In his column, haughtily titled “Res Ipsa Loquitor” (The thing itself speaks), Turley compared Palin’s warnings about Obamcare’s intensions to kill those who were no longer “meaningful users” of healthcare to a monster in a movie. Turley wrote that Palin’s characterization of the dangerous program as “downright evil” put her in the category of people who believe in a “Death Star” one might see in a movie. Presumably the liberals who read...