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Rufus Peckham

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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3 Responses

  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    Not only is your second fact astounding, it’s also depressing in light of Peckham’s claim to fame: look what kind of nominee it takes to get past a Republican Senate…

  2. Joe says:

    Cleveland was a conservative Democrat at that.

    Wilson was the only Democratic President until FDR, then Congress was mostly controlled by Democrats for quite some time. There is something of a chance things might change in the next four years.

    As to his brother, I see the problem was a patronage dispute between Cleveland and a NY senator. By the time Rufus was nominated, election defeats made the senator weaker politically. His brother was involved in the prosecution against Boss Tweed.