Jonathan Turley is a liberal star, a constitutional law professor with impeccable credentials:
Turley holds the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at The George Washington University Law School where he teaches torts, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. He is the youngest person to receive an academic chair in the school’s history. He runs the Project for Older Prisoners (POPS), the Environmental Law Clinic, and the Environmental Legislation Project.
Prior to joining the George Washington University, he was one of the youngest professors to be offered tenure at the Tulane University Law School.
But Turley has an interesting quirk that makes him unusual in another way: he thinks for himself. Sometimes he agrees with the liberal line and sometimes not. Turley has been relentless lately on the topic of Obama’s power overreach (see this, for example). He’s one of the very few liberals these days who is not so focused on content (the end justifies the means because of the goals) that he ignores process (wait a minute – tyranny is dangerous even if I happen to agree with the goals).
As such, I salute him. It’s sad that perspective and courage like his has become so rare, but it has.
Here is Turley on Wednesday, telling it like it is: