“The Four Horsemen: The Justices Who Defied FDR”

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. Joe says:

    That’s their image but there is a lot more to them than that. So, mixed feelings as to that title.

  2. Shag from Brookline says:

    Perhaps Gerard’s more conservative audience would consider FDR as the object of Darth Vader theme music. Gerard might consider alternate, or sub, titles based on Judge Learned Hand’s descriptions.

  3. Shag from Brookline says:

    Justice Van Devanter joined Chief Justice Taft on the Supreme Court Building Commission in 1928, giving Taft more judicial weight on the Commission. This may not be enough to make a silk purse ….