Friday, November 04, 2016

A Presidential Medal of Freedom for John Bingham

Gerard N. Magliocca

I am pleased to invite the scholarly and legal community to join a letter that Michael Kent Curtis and I have drafted asking the President to honor John A. Bingham with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the United States, most notably by drafting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The letter will go out either next week or the following week, and I will post the final text here when we are done. 

If you are interested in seeing the draft and joining the letter, please email either Professor Curtis ( or me ( 

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