#14473 Overall Influence

Jonathan Turley

American attorney


Why is this person notable and influential?

Jonathan Turley is professor of law at the George Washington University’s Law School. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. before going on to earn a J.D. from Northwestern University. Turley is an expert in public interest law and an advocate for the constitutional rights and civil liberties of American citizens.

Turley is a frequent publisher and commentator on legal issues. Law Dragon has ranked him among the nation’s top lawyers, top military lawyers, and most famous law professors, a testament to his ongoing impact on the legal profession. He has been a vocal and harsh critic of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, even representing John Boehner’s Republican Party in a suit asserting the unconstitutionality of the Affordable Care Acts’ individual mandate.

He was a critic of Michael Mukasey for his moral equivalency on state sponsored torture of detainees and a proponent of impeachment for President Bill Clinton. He has defended clients as diverse as The Brown Family, a known-polygamist family, and the employees of Area 51. His wide range of legal work has resulted in numerous substantial decisions - some of which have set new precedents or overturned existing laws at the federal and state levels.

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Jonathan Turley is an American attorney, legal scholar, writer, commentator, and legal analyst in broadcast and print journalism. A professor at George Washington University Law School, he has testified in United States Congressional proceedings about constitutional and statutory issues. He participated in impeachment hearings and removal trials in Congress, including the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and both the first and second impeachments of President Donald Trump.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tulane University

Private research university in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#220 World Rank
#270275 World Rank
Political Science
#384482 World Rank
#1181018 World Rank
#3290122 World Rank