With little information on the status of Robert Mueller's investigation, experts engage in arcane speculation over Paul Manafort violating plea deal.
Jonathan TurleyMueller has only said that Manafort lied — not what he lied about. Mueller prosecuted Manafort on crimes wholly unrelated to the Trump campaign, though Manafort did work for shady Ukrainian figures with close Russian connections.
Criticism of the judiciary by a politician, even a president, is far less harmful than political activities or commentary by members of the judiciary.
Jonathan TurleyAlthough I am highly sympathetic with the chief justice in responding to Trump, this is a case where Roberts would have been better to start with his own house in combating the politicalization of the courts.
Jeff Session's recusal was a great service to Trump, yet Trump never forgave him. Acting Attorney General Whitaker will be tested like Sessions was.
Jonathan TurleySessions' greatest service to Trump was the act that Trump never forgave him for: his recusal from the Russian investigation. The fact that Trump still does not seem to appreciate how Sessions helped him is precisely why this resignation is so unnerving.
Donald Trump's attempt to repeal birthright citizenship through executive order might not work, but it will force courts to finally settle the debate.
Jonathan TurleyPresident Trump clearly believes that this is good politics but the question is whether there is good law to go with it. Based on the text and history of the 14th Amendment, the narrower interpretation has a solid but not definitive case.
Congress faces another hurdle as it conducts oversight on the FBI investigation of Donald Trump.
Jonathan TurleyNellie and Bruce Ohr chose to mix their marital and professional worlds. The use of the privilege outside of marital conversations would be opportunistic, obstructionist and increasingly irresistible, if allowed.
Campaigns to tear people down reflect how ignorance of basic values are fueling our age of rage.
Jonathan TurleyFaculty and alumni at St. Lawrence University are not satisfied in changing Collins’ future, however; they want to rewrite part of her past. In a raw act of retaliation, they are demanding that the university rescind her honorary degree
Salacious terms in a high school yearbook could end up sinking Brett Kavanaugh. If that becomes the standard for future confirmations, we're all boofed.
Jonathan TurleyDemocrats were trying to trap Kavanaugh into false statements on terms and conduct from decades earlier. Kavanaugh could achieve the immortality in the lexicon of confirmations not as a “Borked” but a “boofed” nominee.
The confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh seems to have morphed into a national hearing on the #MeToo movement.
Jonathan TurleySenators should apply a “clear preponderance” of the evidence. That is a standard lower than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” of a criminal trial, but it is higher than a “mere preponderance”