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Supreme Court Justice Testimony on Capitol Hill

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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4 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Two justices do annually testify before Congress, so I’m not sure if the CJ going there would be necessary. And, underlinings tend to be sent to do that job anyhow.

  2. Joe says:

    If not annually, it is periodically, to address funding issues, with other matters always being addressed.

    Anyway, perhaps a link to the essay, if it’s available, would be helpful.

  3. Gerard Magliocca says:

    True, but they usually just testify about the Court’s budget request or about Court issues. My idea was geared more towards testimony about the broader judicial system, though you could just expand the scope of the budget hearing.

    I’m not sure that I can easily link to that paper — it’s not on SSRN.

  4. Joe says:

    Your idea is referenced:

    http://stubbornfacts.us/law/communicating_with_congress

    I see the idea is discussed in “The Chief Justice on Capitol Hill: Extending the Humphrey-Hawkins Model, 41 Ind. L. Rev. 299 (2008)” and a quick search does not provide a free link.

    Thanks and your idea is interesting.

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