Report: Gang Member Suspected in Reality Star's Murder May Have Been Here Illegally
Judge Andrew Napolitano sat down with Megyn Kelly to share some insights on two court cases that have made headlines in recent days.
The first involves the murder of a contestant from the reality show "America's Next Top Model." Mirjana Puhar, 19, was one of three people found dead in a drug-related killing in Charlotte, North Carolina last week.
Police arrested 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez for the crime. There are reports that Rangel, who was a known gang member, may also be a "DREAMer" who was allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration's immigration policies.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, requesting information about Rangel's immigration status and whether he was allowed to stay in the country under the President's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
DHS has not responded to the request.
Judge Napolitano said that the DREAMer program was not legislated by Congress. It was an executive order by President Obama, which is "inconsistent with federal law."
Napolitano said that as far as he knows, the program has been implemented by DHS over the last two years. He pointed out that Obama's most recent executive actions on immigration have been put on hold by a federal judge.
"When the president writes the laws and the Congress does nothing about it, and the whole government apparatus follows the president's newly-written law the way he wants it to be, Congress is as much to blame as the president," Judge Nap said.
"We should not accept this sitting down."
Watch his thoughts on the case above.
Judge Nap also weighed in on the case in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where an 18-year-old is charged with involuntary manslaughter for sending her friend emails, text messages and tweets that encouraged him to kill himself.
Judge Nap said this is a "novel case" and he's never seen one quite like it before.
He explained that cops believe they have evidence that Conrad Roy was a "simpleton" and Michelle Carter knew that when she pushed him to commit suicide.
"The law usually requires some very evil motivation - they may have it here - and something more than words," Judge Nap said, explaining that usually entails something such as handing the victim a weapon.
"It's a head-scratcher as to why she would do this. If they convict her on that basis, it will be novel and dangerous, because it brings pure speech into an area of crime."
He added that it's also very unusual that Carter is being tried as an adult in juvenile court and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Watch Judge Nap's insight below.