Res Ipsa Hits 44,000,000

crowd vj dayLast night, we passed the 44,000,000 mark in views on the blog. The blog continues to grow at a record and accelerating pace. The continued growth is due primarily to our loyal readers who return every day to discuss contemporary legal, political, and occasionally bizarre stories. 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 with 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:

This morning, we also hit 19,262 posts — an amazing figure. We have also experienced a huge increase in those following us by email and Twitter. On Twitter alone, we now have over 200,000 active followers.

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. Germany
6. Netherlands
7. European Union
8. France
9. Israel
10. India

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

1. Two New York Attorneys Arrested For Throwing Molotov Cocktail At Police [Updated]

2. Seattle City Council Member Suggests Firing White Officers In Massive Reduction Of Police Department

3. Greece Declares Pedophilia A Disability Deserving State Benefits

4. University of Massachusetts Nursing Dean Fired After Saying “Everyone’s Life Matters” [Updated]

5. The Shader Sisters: Two Women Arrested After Molotov Cocktail Is Thrown Into Van With Four Officers [Updated]

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.

22 thoughts on “Res Ipsa Hits 44,000,000”

  1. Professor Turley,

    You are always right.

    Except Kamala Harris’ parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of the candidate’s birth.

    Kamala Harris is precluded by the Jay/Washington “strong check” against foreigners in government imposed by the “natural born citizen” presidential requirement.

    Kamala Harris was born in the U.S. but is only a “citizen.”

    If Kamala Harris IS a “natural born citizen,” who IS NOT, and why is the requirement in the Constitution?

  2. I do t remember you being Keith”darling” as I rarely watched MSNBC; however, when you appeared on FOX and on Twitter I have become a huge Jonathan Turley fan.

  3. Remember when you were Keith Olberman’s darling on MSNBC? It’s been a long time and you’ve become progressively further and further to the right every year.

    Congrats on a job well done! You’re America’s own Hans Frank.

    1. Oh,


      Were the American Founders “Hans Franks” “…further to the right every year?” You might read the Constitution and Bill of Rights and the Naturalization Acts of 1790, 1795, 1798 and 1802, and have a look at the “original intent” which resulted in an 11.6% turnout in the first presidential election. Do you know which country you are in or are you, as an enemy, engaging in “…fundamentally transforming the United States of America?” The American Founders did not establish the Constitution and Bill of Rights, with the Naturalization Acts and severe voting restrictions which resulted in an 11.6% turnout for the first election, only to have it all “…fundamentally transformed…” into extinction.

  4. Congratulations, Professor Turley. Thank you for your courage and for sharing this space with us!

  5. Jonathan:: Gee, 44 million views and still counting. That’s impressive. Trump has 80.3 million followers so you have some catching up to do. But unlike you Trump wants to control who gets to comment on his tweets. He doesn’t like criticism. He has a very thin skin.But a federal appeals court just ruled that Trump can’t block critics from his tweeter account because that violates the 1st Amendment. The court said that Trump can’t bar “on-line dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.

    As we all know this year the Democratic National Convention was “virtual”. That didn’t stop Trump from tweeting yesterday: “To get into Democrat National Convention, you must have an ID card with a picture…Yet the Democrats refuse to do this when it comes to your important VOTE! Gee, I wonder WHY??” In response to this bizarre tweet from someone with a serious mental acuity problem one commentator said: “You are an idiot, seriously.” No wonder Trump wants to control who gets to comment on his tweets.

    On a lighter note I noticed that the photo accompanying your post shows a large crowd of your followers. What is of concern is that it appears not one person is wearing a face mask. If this photo is representative then a lot of your followers have the potential of spreading the coronavirus worldwide in increasing numbers. But, perhaps, this photo is also representative of Trump’s loyal followers. I’d suggest on your next “Res Ipsa” update you add: “Stay safe and wear your face mask!”

    1. DM. A very thin skin? You mean after 3 1/2 years of trying to tie him to Russia, that failed, you think he has a thin skin? WoW, wonder what you think a thick skin would be like? VOTER ID REQUIRED TO VOTE. Pretty simple. Those ‘organizers can certainly assist those who can’t or don’t know how to get an ID card. Now that would be useful, not to mention the right thing to do. And You fall for a file photo-that you don’t know when it was taken nor where? WoW, you critical thinking skills just left the building!

    2. Oh, I forgot – the photo appears to be circa 1950’s. It’s B&W, Men in suits. Men wearing hats, very few Tee’s and no tank tops in that crowd and 4 American flags flying.

  6. I so appreciate Mr. Turley and the legal wisdom he shares on Twitter.

  7. Jonathan wrote, “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.”

    Since I don’t see a method of contacting Darren Smith with questions, can he please contact me directly via my blog contact form, I’m new to the comment section here and I do have one question?

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