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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 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

Selling the Postal Service Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Sell the Postal Service!'

The Postal Service is a grossly inefficient entity which could never survive were it not a monopoly. Published August 26, 2020

Federal officers use chemical irritants and crowd control munitions to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

How totalitarianism begins in the U.S.

The feds' activities are unconstitutional because they are using government force to arrest people without probable cause or arrest warrants. There is no legal basis for these "arrests," as they have not charged anyone. Published July 22, 2020

Illustration on freedom of speech by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A brief history of the freedom of speech in America

As the framers understood, all persons have a natural right to think as we wish and to say and publish whatever we think. Even hateful, hurtful and harmful speech is protected speech. Published July 15, 2020