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Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --A House panel got deep into the constitutional weeds Wednesday on the merits of Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama.
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Five Wives vodka sues to be sold in Idaho

Five Wives vodka sues to be sold in Idaho

SALT LAKE CITY, June 6 (UPI) -- The Utah maker of Five Wives Vodka said it will sue the state of Idaho, which refuses to sell its vodka and calls the label "offensive to women and Mormons."
Scalia speech to new legislators faulted

Scalia speech to new legislators faulted

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Some legal scholars are criticizing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's plan to speak to House freshmen about the Constitution.

Senate impeaches Louisiana federal judge

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate found federal Judge Thomas Porteous guilty of two counts of corruption and two counts of lying Wednesday and ordered him removed from office.

'Sister Wives' family hires top attorney

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Stars of the TV show "Sister Wives" say they have hired a prominent constitutional law professor to represent them in case they are charged with bigamy in Utah.

Cost a factor in military malpractice bill

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A law professor says he isn't optimistic about Congress's latest attempt to overturn the laws shielding the U.S. military from medical malpractice lawsuits.
Anthrax case could cost U.S. millions

Anthrax case could cost U.S. millions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Washington legal expert says the government may have to pay millions of dollars in negligence claims due to the anthrax case against scientist Bruce Ivins.

CIA tapes' destruction to be probed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department and the CIA said Saturday they will investigate the spy agency's 2005 destruction of terror suspect interrogation tapes.

Wiretapping at center of terror case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- There may be a retrial of a major terror case if defense lawyers are not given access to alleged wiretapping evidence, a federal judge in Virginia said.

Democratic staffer suspected leaker

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Republican head of a Congressional intelligence committee has suspended a Democratic staffer on suspicion he leaked a politically damaging report.

Wiretapping may void Va. terror case

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's use of warrantless wiretaps may have backfired, with the reversal by an appellate court of a Virginia terror conviction.

9/11 detainees claim abuse at N.J. jail

PASSAIC, N.J., April 3 (UPI) -- A man of Indian descent began a deposition Monday alleging he was abused by dogs at a New Jersey prison after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Lott may support Miers for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said he may end up supporting Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers even though he has doubts, a report said Wednesday.

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Tales of big jury awards lead to reforms

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Tall tales about outrageous jury awards are fun to read, but they may also help in the campaign for tort reform.
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George Washington Law School Professor Jonathan Turley speaks on the legal ramifications of President Bush's surveillance practices at a news briefing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Jonathan Turley is a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School where he holds the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law. He frequently appears in the national media as a commentator on a multitude of subjects ranging from the 2000 Presidential Election Controversy to the Terri Schiavo case in 2005. Politico has referred to Turley as a "liberal law professor and longtime civil libertarian."

Some of Turley’s most notable non-academic work is his representation of the Area 51 workers at a secret air base in Nevada; the nuclear couriers at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Rocky Flats grand jury in Colorado; Dr. Eric Foretich, the husband in the famous Elizabeth Morgan custody controversy. He challenged Black Bag Operations authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in espionage cases against former CIA officer Harold Nicholson; and four former United States Attorneys General during the Clinton impeachment litigation. He has also represented defendants in terrorism cases including Dr. Ali Al-Timimi (the alleged head of the Virginia Jihad/Paintball conspiracy) and Dr. Sami Al-Arian (in a criminal contempt case). He also represented Larry Hanauer, a House Intelligence Committee staff member falsely accused of leaking classified information to the New York Times and David Faulk, a whistleblower who revealed abuses at NSA's Fort Gordon surveillance programs. He is also lead counsel in the litigation over the mass arrests at the World Bank/IMF protests in Washington. He testified on the Clinton impeachment as one of the constitutional experts on the standards and merits of the case. The conceptual thread running through many of the cases taken on by Turley is that they involve claims of Executive Privilege and national security exceptions to fundamental constitutional rights.

He is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues as well as tort reform legislation. He lives in D.C. with his wife Leslie. He served as the consultant to the Florida House of Representatives on constitutional issues and also served as the consultant to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives on the impeachment of Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá. Professor Turley is also a nationally recognized legal commentator. Turley was ranked as 38th in the top 100 most cited “public intellectuals” in the recent study by Judge Richard Posner. Turley was found to be the second most cited law professor in the country. He was also ranked among the nation's top 500 lawyers in 2008. (He was previously ranked in the top ten military lawyers as well as one of the forty top lawyers under the age of forty).

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