RES IPSA HITS 39,000,000

Yesterday, we passed the 39,000,000 mark in views on the blog. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and give you an idea of the current profile of readers on the blog. We continue to rank in the top legal blogs in the world and I am particularly proud of our growing international readership. As always, I want to offer special thanks for Darren Smith who has continued to help manage the blog and help out folks who encounter posting problems.

So here is our current profile:

We have almost 19,000 blog posts with almost 100 comments per post on average. We currently have roughly 120,000 followers on email.

In the last 90 days, our ten biggest international sources for readers came from:

1. United States
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. Mexico
6. Germany
7. Netherlands
8. India
9. France
10. New Zealand

The top five posted in terms of readership in the last 90 days are:

1. Nadler: Hunter Biden Must Not Be Called

2. Pelosi’s Blunder: How The House Destroyed Its Own Case For Impeachment

3. Gerhardt: The Entire White House Defense Team Will Face Bar Charges

4. Trump Stands Impeached: A Response To Noah Feldman

5. Swalwell: Failing To Turn Over Documents Is Proof Of Guilt

Thank you to all of our regular commentators. We remain an extraordinarily broad and diverse body of commenters from different parts of the world and different political and social backgrounds. Thanks again.

29 thoughts on “RES IPSA HITS 39,000,000”

  1. 28 comments by ~18 different people and many of them are just silly

    While I appreciate your articles, JT, the blog comments are a joke. Best not to bother with them, IMHO.

  2. Res Ipsa Loquitur

    Freedom of Speech is unqualified by the Constitution or the Turley Blog and, therefore, absolute.

    Hear, hear!

    1st Amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

  3. About WordPress:

    “Views and Visitors

    The two main units of traffic measurement are views and unique visitors. A view is counted when a visitor loads or reloads a page. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a given period (day, week, month).”

    I wonder about the visitor counts. There are a few people who spend a lot of time here and their visits would push up the “view” count. The visitor count is likely to be much lower. Also, the good professor’s blog used to win awards…, but not these days, apparently. Not that the awards matter much, but still…

  4. Congratulations!

    Professor Turley’s Blog provides a tremendous opportunity for the “manifest tenor” of the Constitution to be revealed to America. Professor please find an opportunity to edify America on the truth of the fundamental law that Article 1, Section 8, provides the power to Congress to tax only for “…general Welfare…,” deliberately omitting and, thereby, excluding any power of Congress to tax for individual welfare, aka redistribution of wealth. Please also clarify for Americans that, in the same article and section, no power to regulate anything other than money, the flow of commerce and land and naval forces is provided by the Constitution. Finally, please present the legal truth that the 5th Amendment provides the unqualified and absolute right to private property causing rent control, minimum wage, affirmative action, quotas, “Fair Housing” laws, “Non-Discrimination” laws et al. to be irrefutably unconstitutional. Professor Turley, please take the opportunity of your transcendent and preeminent blog to inform Americans that the Founders did not provide all conceivable (9th Amendment) rights, freedoms, privileges and immunities in one article only to expunge them in another and that amendments that were “injurious” to the Constitution were and are anathematic, antithetical, illegitimate and illicit.

    1. “But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao

      You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow”

      – John Lennon

  5. Prof Turley, to your credit, you never rely on ad hominem arguments and speak out against them. If only you could bar the “Res Ipsa” commenters who sink to the ad hominem with frequency in your blog.

    1. Brandeis:

      “Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. To courageous, self-reliant men, with confidence in the power of free and fearless reasoning applied through the processes of popular government, no danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present, unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is opportunity for full discussion. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”

  6. Pride in hits and posts explains a lot, but does not indicate pride in content. JT’s established persona is as a nonpartisan commentator on the law, not as a provider of red meat misleading “news” intended to work right wingers into a lather. That is what he’s doing here and the posts reflect his success with that strategy, if not a reasonable discussion of the law. That constructed persona will disappear as the blatant partisanship of his comments become more commonly known, and it won’t take long.

    1. bythebook,

      You just couldn’t resist the compulsion to insult the host of the blog you frequent. Pointing out right and wrong does not make Turley partisan. Pretending not to see wrong makes you so.

      Anyone who actually reads the post would understand Turley is no great fan of President Trump or the far right.

      1. Karen, on specific JT posts I have pointed out his clearly partisan goals.

        Tulsi has had a CNN Town Hall show. The charge is false and Fox News, which Turley rarely comments on is equally partisan.

        His post on Bernie is about a charge about unnamed plotters who JT acknowledges at the bottom of the article are small in numbers and unlikely to be successful. Say what? Earlier in the article he falsely claims that Bernie came close to winning in 2016. No, he didn’t. He lost the primaries by 56% to 43%. That’s worse than Hillary beat Trump.

        Today’bogus attack on the Democratic party has an unsubstantiated claim that Kerry might enter the race to “block” Sanders.So what? How is that an attack on Sanders and not other candidates? Kerry denies it and JT talks about how difficult and unlikely it would be. So what? What if he did enter the race? What are you writing a column about BS other than to attack Democrats again?

        1. bythebook – how would you know Jonathan Turley’s goals? Are you a mind reader? Intimate friends? Close family acquaintance? Because unless he’s discussed his ultimate goals with you, you have absolutely no idea, and are making a specious argument.

          Plus you’re being abominably rude.

          Bernie did come close to winning. He was blocked at the primaries by super delegates.

          1. Karen, I fully explained how I arrived at my conclusion, and you offer nothing in dispute. This is a forum for ideas, not JT’s living room, and I assume he welcomes reasoned and dispassionate criticism. If not, that’s what I’m posting anyway.

            You are wrong on the Democratic primaries. As I have already noted, and which you have offered nothing against factually, Bernie lost to Hillary, 56%-43%. That translated to almost 4 million votes. Super delegates did not cause his defeat, nor would they have saved him.

          2. “Plus you’re being abominably rude.”

            Only if one is Karen or one of her like-minded pals, here.

            I think JT can take it.

  7. Adam Schiff is not one of the readers. He can not read. He has destroyed the Democratic Party and boistered up the Trumpsters. Bye bye Miss American Pie, drive your Chevy to the levy when the levy gets dry. Take a leak while you are on the sand and don’t a whistle blower grab your hand.
    I’,m a poet if ya don’t know it.

  8. The countries listed merely reflect the location of the internet servers that commenters utilized with or without VPN, Tor, etc. The list of countries is not an indication of where the commenters reside. This is how the trolls do it: they use VPN or Tor to post anonymously to circumvent IP address blocks and use fake profile names

    Thank you Professor Turley for what you do

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