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    One Month Before the Release of “The Indispensable Right” and Early Reviews are In – JONATHAN TURLEY

    We are now exactly one month from the release of my new book, The Indispensable Right: Free Speech in an Age of Rage. I am happy to share the reviews from writers, academics, journalists, and civil libertarians of the book, which is available for pre-order here. Those ordering now will have the first prints shipped to them on June 18th. I am deeply grateful to these early reviewers for their generous comments about the book. It is meant to offer a comprehensive look at the meaning, history, and current threats to free speech in America. While it may displease or…

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    University of London Professor Loses Racial Discrimination Claim Over a Recommendation of a Local Sushi Restaurant – JONATHAN TURLEY

    Professor Nana Sato-Rossberg at the University of London has lost a novel claim of racial discrimination against her superior, Provost Claire Ozanne. The offense? Ozanne simply said that Sato-Rossberg, who is Japanese, might enjoy a local sushi restaurant.   Sato-Rossberg brought an internal claim alleging race discrimination, race harassment, victimization and retaliation for whistleblowing. The university dismissed the claim and she then filed a formal complaint of employment discrimination. Employment Judge Jillian Brown ruled that it is not discriminatory to suggest a sushi restaurant in the area. Brown noted that Ozanne “was making small talk and trying to establish a…

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    Sonoma State University President Suspended For Caving to Pro-Palestinian Protesters – JONATHAN TURLEY

    Sonoma State University is not the first to cave to protesters. In addition to schools like Columbia canceling their commencements, Northwestern (my alma mater) is the ultimate example of administrators picking the path of least resistance in the face of radicalized students. Recently, seven out of 11 members of the “President’s Advisory Committee on Preventing Antisemitism and Hate” resigned in protest. Under the controversial agreement, the school will admit five Palestinian students each year, support two Palestinian faculty members annually, create special housing for Muslim students, and add students to Committees to review purchases from Israeli businesses. Notably, at Columbia, the faculty overwhelmingly passed…

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    The Demolition of Cohen on Cross Examination Reveals “The Grift” to a New York Jury – JONATHAN TURLEY

    In the movie “Quiz Show,” about the rigging of a 1950s television game show, the character Mark Van Doren warns his corrupted son that “if you look around the table and you can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.” As the trial of former President Donald Trump careens toward its conclusion, one has to wonder if the jurors are wondering the same question. For any discerning juror, the trial has been conspicuously lacking any clear statement from the prosecutors of what crime Trump was attempting to commit by allegedly mischaracterizing payments as “legal expenses.” Even liberal legal experts have continued to express…

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    No, President Biden Did Not Commit an Impeachable Offense in Freezing the Arms Shipment to Israel – JONATHAN TURLEY

    Below is my column in USA Today on the effort to impeach President Joe Biden over his freezing of arms shipments to Israel. While one can strongly disagree with the policy or the motivation behind the action, it is not a high crime and misdemeanor in my view. Here is the column: After the two impeachments of former President Donald Trump, Congress seems to be on a hair-trigger for anything that can be plausibly, or even implausibly, defined as a high crime and misdemeanor. The latest example is the impeachment resolution introduced against President Joe Biden over his decision to withhold arms from Israel…

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    What role does high density interconnect pcb play in enhancing signal integrity?

    high density interconnect pcb play in enhancing signal integrity High-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs have emerged as essential components in modern electronic systems, playing a pivotal role in enhancing signal integrity across a wide range of applications. Signal integrity refers to the quality and fidelity of electrical signals as they propagate through a circuit, crucial for maintaining reliable communication between electronic components. HDI PCBs contribute significantly to signal integrity enhancement through several key mechanisms and design features. One of the primary ways HDI PCBs improve signal integrity is by reducing signal propagation delays and losses. The high wiring density characteristic of…

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    Did Michael Cohen Commit Perjury in the Trump Trial? – JONATHAN TURLEY

    Below is a slightly expanded version of my column in the New York Post on the first day of cross examination for Michael Cohen. He still has one day of cross examination ahead of him on Thursday. With the government resting after Cohen’s cross examination, I believe that an honest judge would have no alternative but to grant a motion for a directed verdict and end the case before it goes to the jury. Judge Juan Merchan will now have to give the full measure of his commitment to the rule of law. Given the failure to support the elements…

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    William & Mary Publishes Turley Study on American Sedition – JONATHAN TURLEY

    I am happy to announce the publication of my latest law review article, which appears in 65 William & Mary Law Review 1409-1506 (2024). The article titled Rage Rhetoric and the Revival of American Sedition explores sedition-based charges from the British Crown to current prosecutions.  The article questions the purpose and need for sedition-based crimes in the modern American criminal justice system. I originally saw the law review article as an opportunity to further develop ideas about sedition after my new book, The Indispensable Right: Free Speech in an Age of Rage. It turned into a roughly 100-page law review…

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    Michael Cohen Faces a Reckoning of Biblical Proportions on Cross Examination – JONATHAN TURLEY

    C-Span/YouTube Screenshot Below is my column in the New York Post on the first day of the examination of Michael Cohen. He is expected to start his cross examination today. How bad will it be? After lying to Congress, courts, banks, and most everyone else, it will be bad. Years ago, Cohen threatened a journalist and told him “what I’m going to do to you is going to be f—ing disgusting.” Well, that bad. On cross examination, Cohen faces a reckoning of biblical proportions. Michael Cohen apparently wants a reality show but, if his testimony Monday is any indication, reality…

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    Bragg’s Case Against Trump Goes Paranormal – JONATHAN TURLEY

    Below is my column on the completion of the testimony of Stormy Daniels and the start of the testimony of Michael Cohen. With a dubious legal theory, the testimony has only magnified the criticism of the prosecution as parading sensational rather than material evidence before the jury and the public. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is losing even CNN hosts and legal analysts. Fareed Zakaria noted “I doubt the New York indictment would have been brought against a defendant whose name was not Donald Trump” Elie Honig has observed that, if brought in a less Democratic district, “I would say…