Welcome to our newest guest blogger, Fred Gedicks.
Fred has been a professor of law at Brigham Young University for fourteen years, teaching classes in constitutional law and telecommunications. His research on has focused on religion and society, constitutional interpretation, and Mormon studies. He was a visiting professor at UNC-Chapel Hill last fall, and will be visiting at the University of Utah this fall.
Forewarning: Fred’s politics are politically liberal compared to other Latter-day Saints. He has been the faculty advisor to VOICE at BYU (an organization concerned with women’s issues) and he is the founding advisor to the BYU Chapter of the American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy, a constitutional advocacy group.
Fred and I know each other as colleagues at BYU. We talk not only about things BYU-ish and things LDS, but about contemporary Continental philosophy. But I’m not the only one here who knows Fred. I think that at least Nate, Gordon, and Russell do. (Fred remembers Russell as a former student–and a very good one.)