A daily discussion of news from the perspective that government is the negation of liberty, and the individual is greater than the state. Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995, when he presided over more than 150 jury trials and thousands of motions, sentencings, and hearings.
As Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst from 1997 to 2021, Judge Napolitano gave 14,500 broadcasts nationwide on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He is nationally known for watching and reporting on the government as it takes liberty and property.
The Judge is the author of nine books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which have been New York Times Best Sellers. His most recent book, SUICIDE PACT: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Assault on Civil Liberties.
Discover the untold impact of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency on civil liberties with Judge Andrew Napolitano, alongside Professor David Beito, discuss the historical intricacies of a leader celebrated for his charisma yet mired in controversy. Professor Beito, armed with insights from his new book, joins me in unraveling FDR's dualistic nature, where behind the façade of public charm lay actions that often undermined the very constitutional values America stands for. From the Newport Sex Scandal to the Japanese internment camps, our dialogue navigates through the tumultuous waters of FDR's policies, offering a fresh perspective on how these events have shaped our understanding of presidential power and its implications on civil rights.
This episode is not just a history lesson; it's a call to examine the complexities of revered figures and the long shadows their decisions cast on future generations. We shed light on the adoration FDR commanded despite the criticisms of his policies, and we discuss the haunting question of his awareness of the impending Pearl Harbor attack. With Professor Beito's expertise, we dissect the paradoxical nature of FDR's supporters and adversaries, providing listeners with a nuanced view of a presidency that continues to provoke debate and reflection. Tune in for a compelling conversation that challenges the narrative of American leadership and the enduring relevance of scrutinizing the balance between security and individual freedoms.