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…

Obama's NSA placebo

by Andrew Napolitano -- When President Obama chose a Friday before a three-day holiday weekend to address a matter as profound as the NSA spying scandal, I suspected he would raise issues more…

The nuns, the president and natural rights

by Andrew Napolitano -- When the framers were putting together the Constitution in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they knew the states would not adopt it without written guarantees that the more…

NSA's spying on Congress

by Andrew Napolitano -- Happy New Year. Just when you thought the NSA spying scandal couldn't get any worse, it has. Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wrote to Gen. Keith Alexander, more…

Rejoice! The NSA was emasculated

by Andrew Napolitano -- "Almost Orwellian" – that's the description a federal judge gave earlier this week to the massive spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on virtually all 380 million more…

Violating our right to be left alone

by Andrew Napolitano -- Readers of this column are well aware of the revelations during the past six months of spying by the National Security Agency (NSA). Edward Snowden, a former employee more…