Reminder: Live Q & A with Barry Friedman tomorrow
on May 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Tomorrow Barry Friedman, New York University law professor and author of the 2009 bookÂ The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution, will do a live chat on SCOTUSblog starting at 2 p.m. Eastern. Â The thesis of his book is that the Courtâ€™s decisions onÂ salient issues have tended toÂ come into line over time with popular preferences. Â A major conclusionÂ he draws is that the Court is not the undemocratic institution it is often argued to be.
Readers will submit questions live in a Live Blog window, and someone from SCOTUSblog will moderate. Â If you cannot make it tomorrow at 2, we encourage you to submit questions in advance, some of which Professor Friedman will answer during the chat. Â You can submit questions anytime between now and the chat. EmailÂ email@example.com to do so.
The Will of the People is widelyÂ praised andÂ debated. Â For more background on the book, see Kevin Russellâ€™s two-partÂ interview with him last month on SCOTUSblog, or theÂ Q & A with Professor Friedman on the bookâ€™s website.