Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said it was incredible that the Justice Department reached back to a short-term Reconstruction-era presidential appointment to legitimize President Trump's decision to make former Iowa federal prosecutor Matt Whitaker the acting U.S. attorney general.
Andrew P. Napolitano joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 1998 and currently serves as the senior judicial analyst. He provides legal analysis on both FNC and Fox Business Network (FBN).
Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. While on the bench from 1987 to 1995, Judge Napolitano tried more than 150 jury trials and sat in all parts of the Superior Court -- criminal, civil, equity and family. He has handled thousands of sentencings, motions, hearings and divorces. For 11 years, he served as an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Seton Hall Law School, where he provided instruction in constitutional law and jurisprudence. Judge Napolitano returned to private law practice in 1995 and began television broadcasting in the same year.
Judge Napolitano has published nine books including: "Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws"; The New York Times Best Seller, "The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land"; "A Nation of Sheep"; "Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America"; and "Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History," also a New York Times Best Seller. His most recent book is titled: "Suicide Pact: The radical expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty."
His writings have also been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The New York Sun, The Baltimore Sun, The (New London) Day, The Seton Hall Law Review, The New Jersey Law Journal and The Newark Star-Ledger. He lectures nationally on the Constitution and human freedom.
Judge Napolitano received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1972 and received his Juris Doctor from University of Notre Dame in 1975.
Stories from Judge Andrew Napolitano
President Trump’s new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is facing questions of legitimacy, with the state of Maryland reportedly set to ask a federal judge for an injunction declaring his appointment illegal.
Judge Andrew Napolitano explained why President Trump's pick for acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions' resignation is professionally but not legally qualified for the role.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said that Jeff Sessions' resignation is beginning to appear as if it were an effort to shake up the Justice Department all the way to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Judge Andrew Napolitano commented on Fox News' projection that the Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives.
Judge Andrew Napolitano joined the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts Tuesday to weigh in on what will likely happen if the Democrats capture the House in the midterm elections.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Wednesday on "Outnumbered" that Congress cannot stop the child of an undocumented parent from becoming a legal American citizen.
Judge Andrew Napolitano assessed the legal implications of the packages containing suspected explosive devices that were sent to prominent Democratic political figures on Wednesday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hinted at using subpoena power to negotiate with President Trump if Democrats retake the House in the midterm elections.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said the Trump administration may have to take drastic action after the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Turkey.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday that the FBI should have interviewed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, over the past week.
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted Tuesday to an NBC News report that Brett Kavanaugh allegedly attempted to refute sexual assault claims made by accuser Deborah Ramirez before they were made public.