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Andrew P. Napolitano

Andrew P. Napolitano

Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is an analyst for the Fox News Channel. He has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution.

Articles by Andrew P. Napolitano

Illustration on government violations of the Fourth Amendment by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How local cops get your bank records

This column has recently outlined the specious arguments offered by the feds when they have been caught spying on ordinary Americans. Published January 25, 2023

Illustration on government violations of the Fourth Amendment by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden should prohibit all warrantless domestic spying

In the course of an FBI written response to a Freedom of Information Act, the government has yet again acknowledged its antipathy to constitutional provisions that all of its employees have sworn to uphold. Published January 4, 2023

Illustration on Christmas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What if Christmas is real?

What if Christmas is a core belief in the birth of Jesus Christ, who lived among us and many times offered a freely given promise of eternal life that no believer should reject or apologize for? Published December 21, 2022

Illustration on government violations of the Fourth Amendment by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Americans’ right to be left alone

In his famous dissent in Olmstead v. United States, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1928 called the right to be left alone the most comprehensive of rights valued by civilized men. Published December 14, 2022

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, captured in 2003, is one of five terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba facing military trials related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. (Associated Press)

George W. Bush should be tried for war crimes

Last week, the government announced that it does not want to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four of his colleagues whom it claims are the remaining conspirators of the attacks on 9/11. Published October 26, 2022

Infowars founder Alex Jones takes the witness stand to testify at the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. A Connecticut jury’s ruling that Jones pay $965 to people he targeted with Sandy Hook lies is heartening to people disgusted by the muck of disinformation. Just don’t expect conspiracy theories to go away.  (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

Alex Jones and the freedom of speech

The iconic language of the First Amendment can be recited by schoolchildren, yet it is ignored by judges in Connecticut when the speech has been uttered by Alex Jones. Published October 19, 2022

Illustration on the story behind the Bill of Rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Taking America’s rights seriously

The world is filled with self-evident truths -- truisms -- that philosophers, lawyers and judges know need not be proved. Published October 5, 2022

FILE - In this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow, Oct. 11, 2013. President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday Sept. 26, 2022.  (AP Photo, File)

Edward Snowden: A hero of truth banished from America

When the Trump administration obtained an indictment of Edward Snowden, many of us who believe that the Fourth Amendment means what it says were deeply critical of the government, and we remain so today. Published September 28, 2022