30 Facts About Andrew Napolitano


Andrew Napolitano was an analyst for Fox News, commenting on legal news and trials.


Andrew Napolitano was a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School.


Andrew Napolitano has written nine books on legal and political subjects.


Andrew Napolitano was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1975.


Andrew Napolitano sat on the New Jersey bench from 1987 to 1995, becoming the state's youngest then-sitting Superior Court judge.


Andrew Napolitano resigned his judgeship in 1995 to return to private practice.


Andrew Napolitano later pursued a writing, teaching and television career.


Andrew Napolitano served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law for 11 years, from 1989 to 2000.


Andrew Napolitano served as a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School from 2013 to 2017.


Andrew Napolitano told friends in 2017 that President Donald Trump told him he was considering him for a United States Supreme Court appointment should there be a second vacancy.


From 2006 to 2010, Andrew Napolitano co-hosted a talk radio show on Fox News Radio with Brian Kilmeade titled Brian and the Judge.


Andrew Napolitano hosted a daily libertarian talk show called Freedom Watch that aired on Fox Business Channel.


Andrew Napolitano promoted the works of Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises in his program.


Andrew Napolitano regularly substituted for television host Glenn Beck when Beck was absent from his program.


On March 20,2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that Andrew Napolitano was pulled off the air indefinitely because of the wiretapping claims; however, it was unclear whether Andrew Napolitano would return to the air or whether it was just a temporary move to remove him from the news cycle.


Andrew Napolitano believes the Supreme Court's ruling on interracial marriage in Loving v Virginia set a precedent that would require state recognition of same-sex marriage.


Andrew Napolitano subscribes to a natural law jurisprudence that is influenced by a respect for originalist ideas and methods.


Andrew Napolitano has expressed strong sympathies with the Randy Barnett new originalist vein of originalism, as it incorporates the natural law through an original understanding of the Ninth Amendment.


Andrew Napolitano has published a favorable column on Barnett's idea of a constitutional presumption of liberty.


Andrew Napolitano finds such limitations too restrictive on a judge's ability to apply the natural law to decide cases where the individual's liberty is at stake.


Andrew Napolitano argues that Lochner v New York was overruled in error in the West Coast Hotel case, as the Contracts Clause and the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment due process clauses protect a sphere of personal economic liberty.


In September 2015, Andrew Napolitano was the featured speaker at a conference held by the Republican government watchdog group Judicial Watch.


Andrew Napolitano said that by using the British intelligence apparatus, Obama would avoid leaving "fingerprints" that could identify the origin of this surveillance action.


Andrew Napolitano has made numerous claims about the Civil War which are rejected by historians.


Andrew Napolitano argued that Lincoln could have solved the slavery question by paying slaveholders to release their slaves, a method known as compensated emancipation, thereby avoiding war.


Andrew Napolitano asserted that Lincoln attempted to arm slaves, but two prominent historians of the Civil War said they had never heard of such an effort and PolitiFact rated the claim "pants-on-fire".


Andrew Napolitano has asserted that slavery was dying a natural death at the time of the Civil War, a claim that Eric Foner on the Daily Show panel rejected.


Andrew Napolitano has said that Lincoln enforced the Fugitive Slave Act "until the Civil War was over" by sending escaped slaves back to their owners.


Andrew Napolitano has stated that he is not related to former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Andrew Napolitano, whom he sometimes jokingly calls "Evil Cousin Janet".


Andrew Napolitano identifies as a Traditionalist Catholic who is opposed to the reforms of Vatican II and is critical of Pope Francis.