Republican Witness Rejects Impeachment Inquiry: Jonathan Turley Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jonathan Turley Wiki, Bio

Jonathan Turley is an American lawyer, legal scholar, writer, commentator and legal analyst in the field of radio and print journalism. He is a professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

Jonathan Turley Quick Facts You Need to Know

BornMay 6, 1961, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Age: 58 years
ParentsJohn Turley
SpouseLeslie (m. 1997)
EducationNorthwestern Pritzker School of Law (1987), The University of Chicago (1983)

Education and privacy

Turley was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1983, and his PhD in Jurisprudence from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1987. In 1997 he married his wife Leslie on New Year’s Eve.
He served as an executive of the House of Representatives in 1977 and 1978 under the patronage of Illinois Democrat Sidney Yates. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from the John Marshall Law School, in recognition of his career as a civil rights and civil liberties lawyer.
Turley lives with his wife and four children in Washington, DC.


Turley holds the Shapiro Chair of Public Interest at the George Washington University School of Law, where he teaches legal, criminal and constitutional law. He is the youngest person to have obtained an academic chair in the history of the school. He directs the Project for Older Prisoners (POPS), the Environmental Health Clinic and the Environmental Legislative Project.
Before George Washington University, he worked at the Law School of Tulane University.
Turley was also rated as the second most popular law professor in the country. [Unreliable source?] He was voted repeatedly among the 500 best lawyers in the country in annual surveys (including the latest LawDragon rankings), one of the few. In previous years, he was also named one of the ten best lawyers in the country in military law. One of the 40 best lawyers under 40 classified. In 2016, he was ranked as one of the 100 most famous law professors (former and current). [so unreliable


What Turley called his “socially liberal agenda” has led liberal and progressive thinkers to regard him as a defender of his cause, especially in matters of separation from church and state, environmental law, civil rights and the illegality of torture. Politician has called Turley “professor of liberal law and civil rights activist for a long time.”
However, Turley has shown his disagreement with rigid ideological views that contradict existing law with other opinions declared and published.
In numerous countdown appearances with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show, he asked that Bush administration officials be prosecuted for war crimes, including torture.
In USA Today, he joined in October 2004 for the legalization of polygamy and provoked responses from writers like Stanley Kurtz.
Turley comments on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which, according to him, eliminates habeas corpus, as we have reached this point. But people clearly do not know what fundamental change is who we are as a country. What happened today changed us. ”

Leslie Turley & Jonathan Turley

Turley married his wife, Leslie, on New Year’s Eve in 1997. On December 31st, 2009, Turley wrote in a blog post that he and his wife eloped in 1997 after eight years of dating. Turley added that the couple usually celebrated with a bottle of Schramsberg Sparkling wine.
Turley and his wife live in Washington D.C. In November 2007, the Washingtonian reported that Turley and his wife had purchased a $1.7 million home in McLean’s Chesterbrook Gardens neighborhood.

Jonathan Turley Children

The couple has four children together.

Jonathan Turley has in the past advocated for Polygamy

Despite being married to one wife, Turley has advocated in the past in favor of polygamy. In April 2016, he argued a case in favor of the stars of TLC’s “Sister Wives program. The star of the show, Kody Brown, had been accused of violating Utah’s bigamy laws as he was married to four different women.
Turley wrote on his blog at the time that the state of Utah had been founded by “courageous people” who were seeking protection from “government abuse and religious inequality.”


In 2005, The Aspen Institute and The Week Magazine named Turley as columnist of the year for the promotion of a single theme for its columns on civil liberties.
He was one of the 500 best lawyers in the country in 2008. Turley was ranked as the second most important law professor in the country and one of the ten best military lawyers.
In 2008, his blog was named one of the 100 best blogs for academics and legal theorists by the American Bar Association Journal’s survey of the 100 best blogs. His work with older prisoners has been honored in several states, including the 2011 Laureate. Mary Ann Quaranta Senior Justice Award at Fordham University. He was honored with the James Madison Award and was honored in 2019 as one of the four members of the University of Utah Valley University.

Jonathan Turley Republican Legal Expert on Impeachment

On December 2nd, 2019, it was announced that Turley would testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment in the Impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
In his opening remarks before the Democratic-led committee, Turley said that the House Intelligence Committee had rushed their investigations and anger. His statement reads: “I get it. You are mad. The president is mad. My Republican friends are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog is mad … and Luna is a golden doodle, and they are never mad. We are all mad, and where has it taken us? Will a slipshod impeachment make us less mad, or will it only give an invitation for the madness to follow in every future administration?”

Turley did not defend Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky. Turley said, “The use of military aid for a quid pro quo to investigate one’s political opponent if proven, can be an impeachable offense.”