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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

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Did Trump commit a crime by exhorting the crowds on Jan. 6?

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered his understanding last weekend of President Trump's alleged role in the Capitol riots when he said, "If inciting to insurrection isn't impeachable, I don't know what is." Published January 13, 2021

Illustration on the impact of Christmas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A 'what if' Christmas in America

What if Christmas is a core belief in a personal God who lived among us and many times offered a freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? Published December 23, 2020

Illustration on Trump pardoning himself by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Can the president pardon himself?

Most presidential pardons -- indeed all pardons that President Trump has issued -- have been for specific crimes of which the subject of the pardon has already been charged and convicted. Published December 9, 2020

US Constitution (illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TImes)

Questions for Thanksgiving Day 2020

What if the government's true goal is to perpetuate its own power? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and by bureaucrats and central bankers behind the scenes? Published November 25, 2020

Illustration on ignoring  government COVID restrictions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What if we ignore the government?

What if massive numbers of us make these decisions on our own? What if the governors' edicts don't really carry the force of law? Published October 14, 2020

Thumbs Down on Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Can the government force us to eat broccoli?

Wait a minute. Didn't the Supreme Court already uphold Obamacare in 2012? Yes, it did. So why is the constitutionality of this legislation back before the Supreme Court? Published September 30, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Should Americans believe Trump or The Atlantic?

I was appalled at the allegations against President Trump leveled in a recent article in The Atlantic. The article claimed that the president referred to American soldiers killed in World War I and buried in France as "losers" and "suckers." Published September 9, 2020

Illustration on protected speech and incitement to violence by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Is Trump guilty of inciting violence?

All states have laws that prohibit assault and destruction of others' property. States and the federal government also have laws that prohibit bystanders from encouraging others to engage in violence. Published September 2, 2020