Fixed Term for Parliament

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. Howard Wasserman says:

    And somewhere else Sandy Levinson is weeping.

  2. TJ says:

    I’m not sure that our framers would chuckle at a situation where a government is proposing to pass (by a simple majority) a law that says the government cannot be removed for five years. One can see the problem if the law says that no-confidence motions require 100% and the government’s term is 1000 years.

  3. TJ says:

    In other words, it is hard to chuckle at a modern version of the Enabling Act.

  4. slantendicular says:

    Canada did the same thing last decade. And the law was just as unconstitutional and unenforceable as this one will be in Britain. Pure Tokenism.