Widely known as Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the youngest Superior Court judge ever appointed in New Jersey, as of 2014. Tenured for life, he sat on the bench from 1987-1995, leaving to pursue private practice. As of 2014, he is a distinguished visiting professor at the Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and jurisprudence.Know More
Born on June 6, 1950, in Newark, N.J., Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. His professional experience includes work as a litigator in private practice and teaching law at Deleware Law School. While on the New Jersey Supreme Court bench, Napolitano tried more than 150 cases and sat in all parts of the Superior Court--criminal, civil, equity and family. One of Napolitano’s most important decisions was for the case "State v. Barcia," in which he ruled that random DWI checkpoints are unconstitutional under federal and New Jersey state law. For the case "In re KLF," he concluded that New Jersey’s Frivolous Pleading statute applies to the State as well as private litigants. Napolitato also decided the "Cusseaux v. Pickett" case, ruling that a woman abused by her husband can bring civil suit against him for Battered Woman’s Syndrome.
Not only the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News as of 2014, Napolitano is also the author of seven books on constitutional law. He also lectures on the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, civil liberties in wartime and human freedom.Learn more about Law
A dispositional hearing in adult criminal court is a hearing at which a plea is entered on the record before the judge. A dispositional hearing in a civil case is usually set when the parties have a proposed agreement and want to settle the case without going to trial. In both cases, the judge must rule on the proposed case disposition, as explained by the the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.Full Answer >
In legal terms, the phrase "bound over for trial" indicates that a judge believes that there is probable cause for a case to proceed to trial, according to the American Bar Association. Probable cause means that there is enough evidence to credibly suggest a defendant's guilt.Full Answer >
People typically study law in order to work in a profession that requires the knowledge of the law, such as a judge, lawyer or legal aide.There are many different kinds of people who study law and even more reasons why a person chooses to study law.Full Answer >
Motion hour refers to the time during which a judge hears motions to be presented to the court. The particular time that motion hour is held is at the discretion of each court.Full Answer >