Magna Carta and Anti-Semitism

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:

    Chief Justice Roberts talked about the Magna Charta in a recent speech. Might be interesting to you.

  2. AndyK says:

    I don’t believe prohibition on “usury” is the same as a prohibition on charging interest on a loan.

    These prohibitions might largely be heuristics to identify those lenders who demanded potential liability on the loan BEYOND up-front collateral and the value of the assets to be acquired with the loan. That’s not to justify the racism.

    I’m interested in the broader question of what we might learn from older prohibitions on usury (and phenomena like Jubilee year and bankruptcy) in light of student loan debt and other forms of intergenerational poverty.