Recorded at the Mises Institute Supporters Summit, The Gold Standard Revisited, 31 October 2008; Auburn, Alabama. Includes introductions by Mark Thornton and Lew Rockwell, and the presentation of the 2008 George F. Koether Free-Market Writing Award to Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Andrew P. Napolitano (b. June 6, 1950, in Newark, New Jersey ) is a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge and now an analyst for FOX News Channel. Napolitano started on the channel in 1998, and currently serves as the network's senior judicial analyst, commenting on legal news and trials. He is a graduate of Princeton University (where he was a founding member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton) and Notre Dame Law School.
Napolitano sat on the New Jersey bench from 1987 to 1995, becoming the state's youngest life-tenured judge. He also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law for 11 years. Napolitano resigned his judgeship in 1995 to pursue his writing and television career.
In 2004, he wrote the book, Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks its Own Laws, a criticism of the American justice system. In the National Review, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted that Napolitano had been a mid-level state judge and questioned his knowledge of the federal Constitution, citing numerous errors in Napolitano's writing on the subject.
Prior to joining FOX, Napolitano was the presiding judge on the television show, Power of Attorney, which was similar to shows such as, The People's Court, where people brought small-claims disputes to a televised courtroom. The difference in Napolitano's TV "courtroom" was that plaintiffs and defendants were represented, "pro bono," by famous attorneys. The show ran in syndication during the 2000–2001 season.
Napolitano also co-hosts his own talk radio show on Fox News Radio titled, Brian and the Judge, with Brian Kilmeade. In 2006, Napolitano wrote, The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land.
A third book, A Nation of Sheep, was released in October 2007. Both Dr. Murray Sabrin and Lew Rockwell mentioned Napolitano as a possible vice presidential running mate for Republican Ron Paul during the 2008 presidential election. He describes himself as a pro-life libertarian. Napolitano splits his time living in Manhattan and Sussex County, New Jersey. In February 2009, Napolitano fans put up a website to encourage Napolitano to run for public office. In April 2009, Napolitano's fourth book, Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America, was released.
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