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Professor Gerard Magliocca Takes Part in Public Radio Program

12/03/2013

Professor Gerard MaglioccaProfessor Gerard Magliocca took part in the public radio program “Your Weekly Constitutional,” which is produced in partnership with James Madison’s Montplier, the ancestral home of the fourth president of the United States. The program aired November 29.

On the program, Professor Magliocca discussed his most recent book, American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment. A leading antislavery lawyer and congressman from Ohio, Bingham wrote the most important part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights and equality to all Americans. More than any other figure of his day, Bingham played the key role in shaping the Union’s policy towards the occupied ex-Confederate States, with consequences that still haunt our politics today.

Professor Magliocca is a Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research. In addition to his books, he has written over 20 articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He teaches torts, constitutional law, intellectual property, legal history, and admiralty law. American Founding Son is his third book.


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