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
The correct way to address a judge in the United States depends on whether addressing him in person or in writing. Address a current or former judge as "Your Honor" when speaking in person, according to Robert Hickey, author of "The Official Guide to Names, Titles and Forms of Address."Full Answer >
When a married couple divorces in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the amount of alimony is determined either by mutual agreement between the spouses or by a judge. Spousal support may begin before the divorce is finalized, while the couple is legally separated.Full Answer >
Tenants can petition a judge to stop an eviction by filing judicial requests in the relevant courts, advises the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco. However, such requests may be denied, and even when courts grant them, they can only delay evictions for a limited time.Full Answer >
There are many different types of letters to the courts including a letter to the judge or clerk of court regarding a character reference, a deferral from jury duty, a hardship, an appeal for leniency, a debt summons or a recommendation. Letters to the court follow a specific format with strict adherence recommended by attorneys and expected by the courts and may vary by state, notes the Hancock County Government website. General guidelines and professional example formats are often available online from the specific state's judicial branch's website.Full Answer >