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The year that was

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7:10pm 12/31/2017 at 7:10pm

This is not one of those heavy year-end posts.

You want a heavy year-end post, then re-read my post from last year, New Year’s Thanks.

Some quick observations, in no particular order:

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Mueller tactics and staffing “have created the appearance that this is not an up-and-up investigation”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/19/2017 at 8:00pm

I appeared on the Tony Katz Show on December 19, 2017, to talk about the Robert Mueller investigation and the dust-up over Trump transition emails obtained surreptitiously by Mueller.

I covered the dispute in a prior post, Trump Transition Team Lawyer: Mueller improperly grabbed tens of thousands of transition docs.

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25th Amendment attacks on Trump are “HOOEY” say Howard Dean and Jonathan Turley

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:00am 8/25/2017 at 10:00am
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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,...

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NY’s New School: Small Classroom Chairs Are a Microaggression

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:30am 8/13/2017 at 8:30am

The things to be outraged about just get sillier and sillier.

The College Fix reports:

Latest microaggression: Seats in the classroom that are ‘too small for many people’

Just when you thought all the possible microaggression scenarios humanly possible had been called out, more pop up.

The latest offensives to avoid come courtesy of The...

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Does Rod Rosenstein also need to recuse himself?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:35pm 8/7/2017 at 5:35pm
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Jeff Sessions, in what so far is the defining event of the Trump administration, recused himself from involvement in the investigation of Russian meddling in the election because of a potential conflict.

That recusal set in motion a series of steps that eventually led to the appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod...

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Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer: “there’s something very unusual about this whole thing”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:15pm 7/13/2017 at 10:15pm
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If there’s anything I learned from studying about and in the Soviet Union during college, it was that things were never as they seemed.

There always seemed to be a manipulation and deception, whether for a specific purpose or just because they could. Kind of like the Clintons.

Which leads me to the...

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‘For the love of God, treason is defined in the Constitution. This is not treason.’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:00am 7/12/2017 at 7:00am
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Democrats and their media allies are acting as if they’ve finally hit the Russian collusion jackpot over the revelation that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, has even suggested this could be evidence of treason.

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Stop taking Richard Painter seriously given history of outlandish statements and treason accusations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:45am 7/10/2017 at 11:45am

Richard Painter is the Vice Chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-wing activist group.

In December 2016, Painter replaced in the position of Vice Chair … wait for it … David Brock. Yes, that David Brock, the consummate Democratic oppo-research attack dog, leader of Media Matters, and...

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Is Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:53am 6/27/2017 at 8:53am
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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

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Turley: Trump Tweets on Travel Order “Like a Presidential Version of Death by Cop”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:37am 6/13/2017 at 8:37am
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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....

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Pathetic endings to prosecutorial careers of James Comey and Loretta Lynch

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/8/2017 at 7:00pm

I was not able to watch James Comey’s testimony today live, as I was in the car much of the day.

I was able to listen to the first hour and a half on terrestrial radio, as so many AM stations were carrying it that I was able to keep tuned even...

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Could a Special Counsel Work in Trump’s Favor?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/18/2017 at 4:00pm
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George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley is often a voice of reason in a sea of media hysteria. Last night he spoke with Martha MacCallum of FOX News about the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the FBI Russia investigation.

Turley suggested this could work out well for Trump.

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Prof Jonathan Turley: “I don’t think this makes out an obstruction case”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:00am 5/17/2017 at 10:00am
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Joe Scarborough likes to make himself out to be a simple country lawyer. But on today’s Morning Joe, he ran afoul of a cardinal lawyering rule: never ask a witness a question to which you don’t know the answer.

Scarborough laid out a lengthy timeline for the purpose of teeing up law...

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Berkeley Student Leader Objects to Campus Police and Free Speech Protection

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:30am 5/4/2017 at 10:30am
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At what point do we admit as a country that we have a problem on college campuses? People who reject the protection of free speech for all don’t belong in college.

Jonathan Turley writes:

Berkeley Student Leader Denounces Campus Police As Triggering and Rejects Free Speech Protections For Speakers Like Ann Coulter

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Analysis: Rolling Stone Defamation Verdict

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00am 11/8/2016 at 7:00am

Last Friday, in the civil suit regarding the Sabrina Erdely story about an alleged gang rape at UVA—the attention-getting piece that portrayed “Jackie” as victim extraordinaire—the periodical Rolling Stone and journalist Sabrina Erdely

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Sister Wives lose appeal challenging Utah anti-polygamy statute

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:30pm 4/13/2016 at 2:30pm

In December 2013, we reported on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law in a challenge by the  Brown family of “Sister Wives” TV fame:

The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor...

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Obama: Sure, I could win a third term

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 12:30pm 8/1/2015 at 12:30pm

Over the years, Obama has lamented the fact that he’s not a king, an emperor, or a dictator and has stated that it would be “so much easier to be president of China...

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