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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

Soleimani Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Shifting justification for the killing of Soleimani persists

When witnesses testify in a courtroom and offer varying, contradictory or even unlawful explanations of the events under scrutiny, juries tend not to believe them. The same is now happening with the Trump administration's defense of its killing Iranian Qassem Soleimani. Published January 15, 2020

Christmas Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Christmas in America

What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? What if Christmas is the rebirth of Christ in the hearts of all believers? W Published December 25, 2019

Unconstitutional FISA Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FISA contradicts the Constitution

The U.S. Constitution requires probable cause of crime to be demonstrated to a judge before the judge can sign a search warrant. That was the law of the land until FISA came along. Published December 11, 2019

Gun Laws and the Home Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Supreme Court and the right to keep and bear arms

If the gun owners in this New York City case prevail, that right could be extended to public places outside the home, where police acknowledge that armed and well-trained civilians are most valued today. Published December 4, 2019

American Crown Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The dangers of a Trump imperial presidency

President Trump has imposed a sales tax that he calls a tariff, bombed Syria without congressional consent, defied federal court orders at the border and spent money from the federal Treasury not appropriated by Congress. Published November 20, 2019

President Donald Trump listens as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Is ignorance of the Constitution Trump's defense?

As public hearings on impeachment begin this week, we will see the case for and the case against impeaching President Donald Trump. The facts are largely undisputed, but each side has its version of them. Published November 13, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How Trump disparages the Constitution

Mr. Trump referred to a clause in the Constitution as "phony," and he thereby implied that he need not abide it nor enforce it, notwithstanding his oath. Published October 23, 2019

Illustration on the impeachment process by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Is the impeachment process fair?

Impeachment is always constitutional if it originates in the House and if its basis is arguably for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Published October 16, 2019

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as they arrive together for a family photo at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The White House says Turkey will soon invade Northern Syria, casting uncertainty on the fate of the Kurdish fighters allied with the U.S. against in a campaign against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The presidency, war powers and the Constitution

President Trump's decision to withdraw the troops caused a firestorm among those in Congress who like war and those who believe that the United States should be using our military amply in the Middle East to help our friends and oppose our foes. Published October 9, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump attacks his own presidency

The House of Representatives has begun to gather evidence in an effort to determine if President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. The U.S. Constitution defines an impeachable offense as "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Published October 2, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump's brazen acts of corruption

Last week, media outlets reported the existence of a whistleblower complaint filed with the inspector general of the intelligence community against President Donald Trump. The IC encompasses all civilian and military employees and contractors who work for the federal government gathering domestic and foreign intelligence. Published September 25, 2019

Illustration on rights and privacy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How the government infringes on the right to be left alone

Great Britain is currently the most watched country in the Western world -- watched, that is, by its own police forces. In London alone, the police have erected more than 420,000 surveillance cameras in public places. Published September 18, 2019

Attack on Free Speech Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Who cares what the government thinks?

In 1791, when Congressman James Madison was drafting the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which would become known as Bill of Rights, he insisted that the most prominent amendment among them restrain the government from interfering with the freedom of speech. Published September 11, 2019