The First Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.

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. mls says:

    I am afraid I have no idea, but I would like to say that I learn quite a lot from you. I just posted something today ( which cites your article on the Gold Clause cases.

  2. Anonymous Sleuth says:

    I don’t know the answer to this, but the folks discussed in this article claim to have dug into this and found some information (but don’t reveal it):

    Apparently, she was committed to the Matteawan State Hospital (Source: The New York State Archives has some records that would cover the first part of the period she was (is?) there:

  3. NECOACH says:

    This is really interesting to know that the man who was a big factor in the civil rights movement was almost killed. Who knows what would have happened if Dr. King wasn’t around then to fight for equal rights. I sit back and think that if he had died from this, we would not be able to hear the ” I have a Dream Speech”, which I look forward to hearing every year.