Huey Long and Chief Justice Taft

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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2 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Prof. Michael Dorf on his blog noted he himself might be the source of a “too good not to be true” story about an exclusionary rule case where Burger asked a lawyer about a situation of excluding the evidence of a dead body found and Rehnquist then asks “what about two dead bodies.”

    He heard the story from a clerk but could not find a citation in transcripts.

  2. Tom pattersob says:

    I think the quote was found in a vanity fair magazine article that did not cite a source, and it’s absence from the Justice’s papers would not establish that it never happened.

    The story about the bar exam is a little off, too, if you believe the version set forth in t. Harry williams’ biography of Long.