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Prof. Matthew J. Franck

Professor and Chairman of Political Science, Radford University

Matthew J. Franck is Professor and Chairman of Political Science at Radford University, and just completed a year as Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. A blogger at National Review Online’s "Bench Memos" and at the American Principles Project, Franck is a regular guest on Bill Bennett’s "Morning in America" radio show. He is author of Against the Imperial Judiciary: The Supreme Court vs. the Sovereignty of the People, co-editor with Richard G. Stevens of Sober As a Judge: The Supreme Court and Republican Liberty, and contributor to History of American Political Thought (Frost and Sikkenga, eds.) and The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. His work appears in numerous journals, including The Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Texas Review of Law and Politics, and Catholic Social Science Review. Franck was a J. William Fulbright Professor of American Studies in the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University. He is completing a book on the Supreme Court’s use of language entitled Strict Scrutiny: A Lexicon of Supreme Court Sense and Nonsense. He holds a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University.


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Publications and Multimedia
The Sotomayor Nomination, Part III
Online Debate
July 17, 2009
The Sotomayor Nomination, Part II
Online Debate
July 13, 2009