Matthew J. Franck

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Matthew J. Franck is director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute and a visiting lecturer in politics at Princeton University. Professor emeritus of political science at Radford University, where he taught from 1989 to 2010, Franck is an expert on the U.S. constitution and the American founding. Franck's numerous publications include, among others, Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right (2012, as editor), Sober As a Judge: The Supreme Court and Republican Liberty (1999, with Richard G. Stevens), and Against the Imperial Judiciary: The Supreme Court vs. the Sovereignty of the People (1996). Franck was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. Franck earned his B.A. in political science (magna cum laude) from Virginia Wesleyan College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University
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