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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. Shag from Brookline says:

    Perhaps as a politician needing votes Sutherland was a moderate progressive. On workers’ comp, his position may have been based upon special circumstances of workers in Utah. Perhaps his shift from the Mormon Church led to his progressiveness, at least temporarily. But on the Court, his situation was different, with a lifetime appointment. Perhaps his progressiveness was merely a matter of convenience.

  2. Marc O. DeGirolami says:

    The trajectory you describe may be real, but without more explanation about what the terms progressive and conservative mean in this context, the quote is ambiguous. It may plausibly be read as expressing a conservative sentiment.

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