John Finn

Constitutional law scholar
John Finn

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John E. Finn is Professor of Government Emeritus at Wesleyan University, where he taught for thirty years. Finn currently resides in Corea, Maine. Finn holds a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, a B.A. in political science from Nasson College, and a degree in culinary arts from the French Culinary Institute. Spain, Italy, Canada, England, and France.

Finn is the author of four highly regarded books on the American Constitution: Fracturing the Founding: How the Alt-Right Corrupts the Constitution (2019), Peopling the Constitution (2014), American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes 4th ed. (coauthor, West Academic Publishing, 2018), and Constitutions in Crisis: Political Violence and the Rule of Law (1991). Finn’s writing also extends to food, recipes, and politics. He is the author of The Perfect Omelet (2017), and several essays and articles on food and culture.

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