Preamble to the Bill of Rights

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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  1. Jordan J. Paust says:

    Interesting, especially in view of the fact that the Ninth Amendment was a “savings clause” designed to assure that “human rights” that were not expressly enumerated would not be irrelevant as constitutionally-based rights.
    See 60 Cornell L. Rev. 231 (1975).
    For other views of the Founders and Framers with respect to the binding nature of customary international law, see, e.g., http://ssrn.com/abstract=1485703
    for a free download.
    JJP