The Massachusetts Senate Race

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. jtanner says:

    I hope and trust that Ms. Coakley will win this election. That said, a Republican win — the loss of a normally safe seat in a true-blue state — would alter the political landscape. The current bill would in all likelihood lose the support of multiple Senators. Support in the House, where everyone is up for election, also would become shaky. It would not be an environment in which elected officals would be inclined to trigger a constitutional showdown to pass an unpopular bill in an election year. (A Brown victory would be taken as evidence of the bill’s unpopularity.) Congress would be more likely to pass a much-trimmed bill limited to the parts that everyone seems to like.