Ending Supreme Court Life Tenure

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. Calvino says:

    I love it! Thanks for providing a good laugh on a Friday, Gerard!

  2. Joe says:

    If Ginsburg retires in the end of the ’14 term, e.g., I want to see a true very hard confirmation process w/o usage of some honestly controversial nominee ala Bork. There are people saying the Republicans would actually block Obama from confirming someone. Really? So eight justices for two years? I want to see it actually happen.

    But, I actually can imagine it being hard enough or actually believes a limited term is enough for him or her anyway that a nominee might promise to retire in a set number of years. 10 years sounds a bit too little though. I also see, if Obama actually has a chance, a push for someone 60 or so at least, a de facto limit of sorts. But, I think something really serious has to happen first to guarantee it.

  3. dht says:

    How many members of Congress have gotten elected on self imposed term limit pledges, only to claim changed circumstances, and a run for an additional term. Without having to face voters, judges and justices could get away with this much more easily, increasing cynicism, but not much else.