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

March 29, 2010

Barry Friedman, vice dean and Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, discusses his recently published book , 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. Sponsored by the Program in Public Law.

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