Matthew J. Franck

Matthew J. Franck is a lecturer in politics at Princeton University and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute.

Matthew J. Franck is a lecturer in politics at Princeton University, where from 2018 to 2021 he was associate director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is also a senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute, contributing editor of Public Discourse, and professor emeritus of political science at Radford 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 PostWall Street JournalFirst ThingsNational Affairs, the Claremont Review of Books, and Public Discourse. 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.