The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

March 29, 2010Duke Law News

Lecture and book signing
with author Barry Friedman


March 29, 2010
12:15-1:15 PM
Room 3041
Duke Law School

Book signing immediately following the lecture
Third floor loggia

Barry Friedman, Vice Dean and Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, discusses his recently published book The Will of the People, a historical account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court from the Declaration of Independence to the end of Rehnquist Court in 2005. Friedman shows how the American public came to embrace judicial power, and in so doing, helped shape the meaning of the Constitution itself.

Books will be available for sale in the third floor loggia of the Law School immediately after the lecture, followed by a book signing with Professor Friedman.

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