If You Think Political Rhetoric is Tough Now . . .

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. Steven Lubet says:

    Thaddeus Stevens was a great abolitionist and a great lawyer. Among many other things, he successfully represented the defendants in the “Christiana Slave Riot” trial and he sponsored the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act.

    Although the photograph above is pretty dour, he was actually known for his sharp wit. The speech against Johnson was probably delivered sardonically, which makes it all the better.

  2. Ross Hetrick says:

    Thaddeus Stevens was the funniest and most outspoken politician in American history. He has also had the longest lasting influence on our country through the 14th Amendment, his greatest gift to the United States. If you would like to learn more about Thaddeus Stevens and help promote his legacy, visit our website at thaddeusstevenssociety.com.

  3. Bruce Boyden says:

    “I’m Thad Stevens, and I approve this message.”