What if secrecy trumps the Constitution?

by Andrew Napolitano -- What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all Americans without showing a judge probable cause of wrongdoing or identifying more…

Trashing the 'probable cause' requirement

by Andrew Napolitano -- Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing the rights of all persons when the government is pursuing them is more more…

Freedom for me, but not for thee

by Andrew Napolitano -- Initially, I was gratified to learn that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was unafraid to take on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) more…

A rivalry of government hackers

by Andrew Napolitano -- The government is caught up in another scandal in which federal agents have been accused of hacking into one another's computers. When the CIA was established in 1947, more…

U.S.-fomented Ukraine revolution 2.0

by Andrew Napolitano -- What happens when the United States government participates meaningfully in toppling foreign governments in the name of spreading democracy? That behavior usually results in unintended consequences and often more…

2 new assaults on American law

by Andrew Napolitano -- In the months since Edward Snowden revealed the nature and extent of the spying the National Security Agency (NSA) has been perpetrating upon Americans and foreigners, some of more…

A lawless president and a sleeping Congress

by Andrew Napolitano -- The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example of more…

A new assault on freedom of the press

by Andrew Napolitano -- Last week, a little-noticed clash took place on Capitol Hill involving the fundamental values underlying the First Amendment. The issue was the lawfulness of publishing the secrets that more…

Executive-order tyranny

by Andrew Napolitano -- Can the president legally bypass Congress and rule the government by decree? The answer to the question above is: No. But you wouldn't know that by listening to more…

A sorry state of the union

by Andrew Napolitano -- What if the state of the union is a mess? What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to more…