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Did Abraham Lincoln Ever Say “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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5 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Lincoln references the first 10 amendments in his Cooper Union speech, but does not use the term “BOR.”

    I checked here — — which provides a search function and no “Bill of Rights” citation arises. Don’t know how comprehensive that collection is.

  2. Gerard Magliocca says:

    Thanks Joe. I will take a look at the Cooper Union speech.

  3. Joe says:

    N/p — perhaps, an actual Lincoln scholar can help you further

  4. Scott Neuman says:

    I wonder if he was aware the Congressional Apportionment Amendment was ratified and did he hide that info from the Citizens? talks about the real first amendment.

  5. Interesting. This is something I never thought of.

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