Jonathan Turley

  • Rick Perry

    Crime, Law Professors, Politics, Texas, White-Collar Crime

    Law Profs Say Rick Perry Indictment Is Dumbest Thing Since Rick Perry

    Was Governor Perry’s behavior criminal or just shady? Law professors weigh in….

    12 Comments / / Aug 18, 2014 at 4:33 PM
  • Underage Drinking USE

    Bad Ideas, Drinking, Law Schools, Rank Stupidity

    Law School Enacts Scary And Stupid Alcohol Prohibitions

    A law school embarrasses itself with a childish alcohol policy.

    46 Comments / / Jan 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • 800px-United_States_Capitol_west_front_edit2

    Barack Obama, Drinking, Insider Trading, Magic Circle, Morning Docket, Supreme Court, Videos, YouTube

    Morning Docket: 12.04.13

    * Law professors testify to Congress that President Obama is abusing his power by circumventing Congress. Is this the Congress that takes 239 days of vacation each year and set a record for being the least productive in history? I wonder why any chief executive would circumvent them… [The Blog of the Legal Times] * […]

    1 Comment / / Dec 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM
  • Chris Bosh Champagne Bukkake


    Non-Sequiturs: 06.26.12

    * Yesterday, we talked about Professor Jonathan Turley being butthurt over the criticism he received from Ann Althouse and others. Today, Althouse responds. I’m keeping my powder dry till Thursday, when I will undoubtedly have a full mental breakdown as SCOTUS overturns a healthcare plan I didn’t really like in the first place. [Althouse]

    * Woman gets raped. Woman gets morning after pill. Woman reports rape to police. Police arrest woman on outstanding, unrelated warrant. Warden confiscates pill because that’s what Jesus would have wanted. Do I have to explicitly say this happened in Florida, or did I give you enough context clues? [The Daily Dolt]

    * Hedge fund manager who faked his own death has thoughts on famous murders. [Dealbreaker]

    * Some other ways for law firms to compete for clients beyond offering the lowest price. [What About Clients?]

    * I think if this Miami Heat owner insists on proceeding with this lawsuit, then we should all get to Champagne Bukkake him when he loses. [The Legal Satyricon]

    * Check out this awesome podcast I was on last night. Not only did I get progressively more drunk while taping, I think I also said that Roberts “isn’t so bad” and then named my favorite Justice appointed by a Republican. [Recess Appointment]

    20 Comments / / Jun 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM
  • Supreme Court Justices

    Ann Althouse, Bar Exams, Health Care / Medicine, Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Clerks, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.25.12

    * This is a great article on why the Supreme Court doesn’t leak, while more important institutions, like our national security apparatus, leak like a freaking sieve. [New Republic]

    * Most law professors think the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Most law professors think the Supreme Court will overturn the ACA anyway. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? [Bloomberg]

    * And now for some SCOTUS thoughts from the amazingly amorphous Mitt Romney. Look at his works in equivocation, ye mighty, and despair. [Washington Post]

    * You know, I don’t know how they afford this stuff, but having an inalienable right to “paid vacation” really feels like the kind of European invention we should be emulating. Good ideas can come from anywhere, folks. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Letting students sit for the bar exam after their second year but then making them come back to school for an even more obviously useless third year is a great way to make somebody have a total mental dissociative break. Just imagine calculating how much money you’re being forced to waste while you sit there in a 3L seminar called “Law and Ceramics.” [Faculty Lounge]

    * Oh, I like this. The little Democrat in me can’t help but like this: a “global” financial transaction tax. Mmm… there’s nothing like the smell of global redistributive fairness. [Overlawyered]

    * Jonathan Turley seems hurt that Ann Althouse and other conservative academics acted in a way that shows “we have lost the tradition of civil discourse in this country.” Yeah, umm, Professor Turley, perhaps you didn’t read the footnotes, but here on the internet we don’t have a tradition of civil discourse. We do have a tradition of ad hominem attacks, hyperbole, and pictures of cats. [Jonathan Turley]

    11 Comments / / Jun 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM
  • Five Wives Vodka

    Constitutional Law, Drinking, Free Speech, Lawsuit of the Day, Religion

    Idaho Bans Specific Vodka For Being Offensive Towards Mormons

    I thought vodka was supposed to make people loosen up…

    34 Comments / / Jun 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM
  • Zombie Mohammed

    Crime, Eugene Volokh, Free Speech, Reader Polls, Religion, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Violence

    The ‘Zombie Mohammed’ Judge: Let’s Discuss

    A Pennsylvania judge dismissed a harassment charge against a Muslim man who allegedly attacked an atheist dressed up as “Zombie Mohammed.” Since then, everyone has been talking about and arguing over this case. What do you make of it?

    62 Comments / / Feb 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Animal Law, Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, California, Football, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Student Loans, Utah, Violence

    Morning Docket: 02.06.12

    * More law school graduates are trying to get their day in court for bankruptcy protection. Looks like these people didn’t read their student loan MPNs carefully (or at all). They state pretty clearly that you’re screwed for life. [Reuters] * Part-time programs are closing their doors. Even Cooley Law took a hit, trimming its […]

    6 Comments / / Feb 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Free Speech, Guns / Firearms, Politics, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Jeff ‘Use Live Ammo’ Cox, Revisited

    What in the world is going on with our state attorneys general? First there was the amazing Andrew Shirvell, former Michigan assistant attorney general. Shirvell used every form of media, social and otherwise, to stalk make people aware of the demonic student body president of the University of Michigan, Chris Armstrong. Shirvell claimed that Armstrong, […]

    24 Comments / / Mar 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM
  • Deaths, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.28.10

    * An impressive collection of legal humor — amusing motions, orders, opinions, and the like. [Law Law Land] * (Celebrity) Lawyer of the Day: Michael “Mickey” Sherman, a prominent criminal defense lawyer and the husband of a Fox News legal analyst, is going to prison Physician, heal thyself. [TaxProf Blog] * Elie isn’t feeling well […]

    10 Comments / / Dec 28, 2010 at 8:09 PM
  • Federal Judges, G. Thomas Porteous, Politics

    Senate Votes to Remove Judge Porteous from the Bench

    This morning the United States Senate voted to convict Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana on all four articles of impeachment he faced. These convictions will remove him from his lifetime seat on the federal bench, making him only the eighth federal judge in U.S. history to suffer this fate, and strip him of the […]

    31 Comments / / Dec 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM