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  • Coronavirus shutdowns ordered by governors and mayors are unconstitutional

    05/27/2020 11:03:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2020 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | Creators Syndicate
    The governors of all 50 states and the mayors of many large cities have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. They have done so not by enforcing previously existing legislation but by crafting their own executive orders, styling those orders as if they were laws, using state and local police to enforce those so-called laws and – presumably when life returns to normal and the courts reopen – prosecuting the alleged offenders in court. It is hard to believe that any judge in...
  • University of California Will Stop Using SAT, ACT

    05/21/2020 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2020 | Douglas Belkin
    Admissions tests, allegedly biased against minority students, will be phased out over five years The University of California board of regents voted Thursday to stop using the SAT and ACT college admissions exams, reshaping college admissions in one of the largest and most prestigious university systems in the country and dealing a significant blow to the multibillion-dollar college admission testing industry. The unanimous 23-to-0 vote ratified a proposal put forward last month by UC President Janet Napolitano to phase out the exams over the next five years until the sprawling UC system can develop its own test. The battle against...
  • California Defines Testing Down. Ignoring faculty, the UC president wants to drop the SAT and ACT.

    05/18/2020 7:00:10 AM PDT · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    As higher education braces for the impact of coronavirus, the nation’s largest university system is poised to undermine the value of its own degrees by dropping admissions testing for political reasons. Last week University of California President Janet Napolitano released a plan to stop using the SAT and ACT in admissions. The tests would be optional for freshmen applying to enter in 2022 and excluded except in certain circumstances for 2023 and 2024. Ms. Napolitano hopes the university can create its own test for 2025, but even if that’s not possible she wants the tests scrapped entirely from then on....
  • Judge Napolitano on Trump suing NY Times for libel: 'Clever move, but case will be dismissed'

    02/27/2020 6:06:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/27/2020 | Joshua Nelson
    The Trump campaign’s filing of a libel lawsuit against the so-called "extremely biased" New York Times was a "clever" move but the case will likely be “dismissed,” according to Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. The lawsuit argued that the newspaper's March 27, 2019 op-ed titled “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo" amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to "improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020." "They did a bad thing," Trump said at a coronavirus press conference later Wednesday, before hinting at more litigation. "There will be more coming. There will be more coming.”
  • 'Stalinistic': Judge Andrew Napolitano slams Barr over 'secret' Roger Stone hearing

    02/26/2020 8:19:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 02/25/2020 | Spencer Neale
    Fox News analyst Judge Napolitano vented his frustration about Monday's "secret" hearing in the Roger Stone trial, claiming the presiding judge is biased against President Trump's associate. Napolitano blasted Attorney General William Barr for allowing D.C. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to place a gag rule on Stone and hold a brief with regard to allegations that a juror and the judge herself were biased against Stone from the outset of the trial. "No one should be happy about secrecy whether you like Stone or dislike him — whether you like the president or you dislike him," said Napolitano...
  • Judge Napolitano calls Weinstein verdict a 'monumental setback' for government

    02/24/2020 1:30:02 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 02/24/2020 | Joshua Nelson
    Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the Harvey Weinstein verdict on “America’s Newsroom” Monday, calling it a "significant victory" for the disgraced movie producer and a "monumental setback" for prosecutors. Weinstein, 67, was convicted of first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape but was acquitted of two more serious charges of predatory sexual assault, as well as first-degree rape. The charges Weinstein was convicted of carry a total sentence of up to 29 years in prison. “He’s still facing serious time," Napolitano said. "But, these are not the life sentences, the big ones...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano: Despite his impeachment trial acquittal, Trump clearly guilty of a high crime

    02/05/2020 11:20:10 PM PST · by knighthawk · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5 2020 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump ended not with a bang but a whimper. What different outcome could one expect from a trial without so much as a single witness, a single document, any cross-examination or a defendant respectful enough to show up? Law students are taught early on that a trial is not a grudge match or an ordeal; it is a search for the truth. Trial lawyers know that cross-examination is the most effective truth-testing tool available to them. But the search for the truth requires witnesses, and when the command from Senate Republican leaders came down...
  • Democrats have a new impeachment hero: Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano

    01/24/2020 2:07:56 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 68 replies
    www.sfgate.com/news ^ | 1/24/20 | Allyson Chiu
    As the Senate reconvened Thursday for President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, a name began trending on Twitter among those pushing for the president's removal from office: Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano. The conservative commentator was once a Trump supporter and purveyor of conspiracy theories. But recently, Napolitano has shifted his stance on the president, voicing criticisms of Trump that are often at odds with the views of his fellow Fox News personalities. Napolitano published an opinion piece pushing back against the president's repeated claims that the impeachment proceeding is a "hoax." Napolitano described the proceedings as "deadly...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump's Senate impeachment trial -- What does it take to remove a president?

    01/23/2020 10:31:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2020 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    The abuse consists of his efforts to extract a personal political "favor" from the president of Ukraine as a precondition to the delivery of $391 million in military aid. The favor he wanted was an announcement of a Ukrainian investigation of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his son Hunter. The Government Accountability Office -- a nonpartisan entity in the federal government that monitors how the feds spend tax revenue -- has concluded that Trump's request for a favor was a violation of law because only Congress can impose conditions on government expenditures. So, when the president did that,...
  • Judge Napolitano: Pelosi withholding articles of impeachment from Senate would be 'grave injustice'

    12/20/2019 7:07:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/19/2019 | Julia Musto
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has a constitutional obligation to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday. Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Pete Hegseth, Steve Doocy, and Ainsley Earhardt, Napolitano said that while he has said there was a legal basis for impeachment in the House, lawmakers now have a "moral and constitutional obligation" to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate.
  • FNC’s Napolitano Predicts Trump Will Testify Under Oath in Impeachment Trial — With ‘200 Million People Watching’

    12/05/2019 12:43:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2019 | Pam Key
    On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said he believes President Donald Trump will testify in his impeachment trial in the Senate. Anchor Bill Hemmer asked, “If you go to a Senate trial, who testifies on behalf of the president?”
  • FNC’s Napolitano, McCarthy Push Back on Turley’s Anti-Impeachment Argument: ‘Simply Wrong’

    12/05/2019 6:42:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2019 | Pam Key
    On Wednesday, during Fox News Channel’s special coverage of the Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry hearings, Fox News legal commentators Andrew Napolitano and Andy McCarthy took a critical look at George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley’s argument against impeaching President Donald Trump. Napolitano said, “Where I disagree with my dear friend, I’ve worked with him and testified alongside him, Jonathan Turley, on the significance of obstruction of justice, he is forgetting that the House has the sole, s-o-l-e power of impeachment. It does not need to go to a court for approval. It doesn’t need to get its subpoena enforced....
  • FNC’s Napolitano: I Would Vote for Impeachment If I Were in Congress

    12/04/2019 9:41:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2019 | Pam Key
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said he would vote for impeachment because the Democrats “have credibly argued” that President Donald Trump has obstructed Congress. Napolitano said, “I believe that the Democrats have credibly argued that he committed impeachable offenses. The easiest one, because this existed in Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton — is obstruction of Congress.”
  • Fox’s Napolitano Calls Trump Impeachment Strategy ‘Very Unwise’

    12/02/2019 9:09:28 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/02/2019 | Connor Mannion
    Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano struck out at President Donald Trump’s decision to not send lawyers to an upcoming impeachment hearing, calling the move “very unwise.” “I am curious what you make of the fact that the president might want to skip out on this Judiciary Committee opening hearing and maybe others to follow, because it is essentially a Kangaroo court or it’s not fair,” Neil Cavuto said on Your World Monday. “The rules about which the president are complaining were written by a Republican House of Representatives in 2015. The president would be very unwise not to send lawyers...
  • Napolitano Goes Full Schiff

    11/25/2019 9:17:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The descent of Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano into foolishness continues with a series of TV appearances in which the former New York Superior Court judge adopts the Adam Schiff interpretation of the Constitution where you are not allowed to confront your accuser, where being a fact witness does not require you to recuse yourself from running a kangaroo court impeachment inquiry, and where hearsay and presumption determine you are guilty until proven innocent. In the face of public hearings in which Schiff unloaded his clown car of hearsay witnesses who made every presumption about President Trump except...
  • FNC’s Napolitano: Trump Demanding Favor to Releasing Funds ‘Clearly Violation’ of a Criminal

    11/14/2019 6:07:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2019 | Pam Key
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” network senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said today during the impeachment hearings Democrats established President Donald Trump’s failure to release money to the Ukraine that Congress ordered released until a favor was received is bribery. Napolitano said, “The Democrats established conclusively the aid was held up in return for a political favor.”
  • FNC’s Napolitano Questions Trump’s ‘Fitness for Office’...

    11/12/2019 4:06:56 AM PST · by harpu · 78 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 11/11/2019 | Pam Key
    FNC’s Napolitano Questions Trump’s ‘Fitness for Office’ — He Has ‘Criminally Obstructed,’ Disparaged Constitution. On Friday’s broadcast of Fox Nation’s “Liberty File,” Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano questioned if President Donald Trump is unfit to serve in the White House.
  • Judge Napolitano: Trump upheld Constitution when he withdrew American troops from Syria

    10/24/2019 8:02:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24 2019 | Matt London
    "President Trump acted in the best interest of the Constitution when he withdrew American troops from Syria," said Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Nation. Earlier this month, Trump decided that 1,000 U.S. troops would be pulled out of northern Syria. The move provided an opportunity for Turkish forces to launch a military assault on the Syrian Kurds in the region, whom the Turkish government considers to the terrorists. "While it may not be a popular move from both sides of the aisle, with many Republicans and Democrats referring to it as a moral betrayal. The president,...
  • Napolitano Wrong Again - Schiff Inquiry A Kangaroo Court

    10/20/2019 8:50:18 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, who of late has been the poster child for the increasingly leftward tilt of the network touted as "fair and balanced," and who believes that President Trump is guilty of colluding with the Russians to affect the 2016 election and of pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political opponent, insists that the inquiry by Rep. Adam Schiff is perfectly legal because there is no requirement in law that a vote to conduct such an inquiry be taken. As he states in an article in the Daily Herald: The due process Trump seeks — notice,...
  • Judge Napolitano: Trump Hosting G7 At His Own Resort Is A Gross Violation Of The Emoluments Clause

    10/17/2019 8:03:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/17/2019 | AllahPundit
    This is interesting on the merits but also interesting in that two of the most powerful platforms in right-wing media are promoting it.I suppose one could argue that Trump handing the G7 to his own business isn’t a textbook emolument since it doesn’t really function as a bribe, which is what the constitutional ban is all about. We don’t want the president receiving fat envelopes from foreign dignitaries for fear that that’ll influence his views on foreign policy. Imagine if, say, the president of Ukraine could curry favor with POTUS by telling him that he recently paid for the...