Matthew J. Franck

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Radford University, and is also currently a Visiting Lecturer in Politics at Princeton University. He has been a Salvatori Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Fulbright Professor of American Studies at Yonsei University in Korea, and a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

Franck is the author of Against the Imperial Judiciary: The Supreme Court vs. the Sovereignty of the People (1996);, co-editor with Richard G. Stevens of Sober As a Judge: The Supreme Court and Republican Liberty (1999), and a contributor to several other books. He has published articles and reviews in numerous academic journals, and commentaries on constitutional and political subjects in the Washington Post, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and Public Discourse. Franck has appeared numerous times on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show, as well as on CNN, Fox, and NPR. He has written for National Review and NRO since 2003, and has blogged at Bench Memos since its inception in 2005. He can be followed on Twitter @MatthewJFranck.

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Witherspoon Institute Summer 2017 Seminars

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