What do Convention Delegates Do Besides Eat?

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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6 Responses

  1. Anon says:

    The title of this post is misleading. I was hoping you would shed some much-needed light on who convention delegates do.

  2. JoeJP says:

    http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf [as amended 2010]

    Not sure if this helps much but it does suggest delegates do more than eat.

  3. Gerard Magliocca says:

    Well, it is Spring Break.

    Title now corrected to say “What” rather than “Who”

  4. AYY says:

    It was better before you changed it. Can you change it back?

  5. Lee S. says:

    Better indeed… Perhaps we should discuss that after the convention.
    In my understanding, a bound delegate is held responsible by the state that he represents.

  6. bacchys says:

    Why would the state have any interest in whether or not a delegate to a party convention was faithful?