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Partisan attacks on class actions unfounded: Vanderbilt law scholar

Oct. 29, 2019—In a new book, Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick argues for an approach to class action lawsuits that both sides of the aisle can agree on.

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Florida Congressman Ted Deutch to speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 6

Sep. 26, 2017—U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida will participate in a public dialogue with a Vanderbilt Law School professor during a visit on Friday, Oct. 6.

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Why you should be in a class-action lawsuit against Equifax: Expert gives pros and cons

Sep. 21, 2017—The recent Equifax cyber-attack is leading to lots of class action lawsuits. Vanderbilt Law professor and class action expert Brian Fitzpatrick explains the pros and cons.

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Benefits to splitting U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Fitzpatrick tells Congress

Mar. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick testified March 16 before a House Judiciary subcommittee about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 1, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Former clerk and Vanderbilt law professor talks about legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Feb. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt Law School professor Brian Fitzpatrick, who clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, discusses the man and how the conservative justice revolutionized a movement in the Supreme Court in terms of how cases are analyzed and debated.

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Vanderbilt professor sees another constitutional problem with the Texas admissions plan

Dec. 11, 2015—A Vanderbilt Law School professor says there is a second constitutional battle brewing in the Fisher v. UT-Austin Supreme Court case regarding the use of race in college admissions.

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TIP SHEET: Vanderbilt’s Fitzpatrick can comment on same-sex marriage ruling

Jun. 26, 2015—Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School can comment on the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

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Vanderbilt same-sex marriage Supreme Court Twitter Q&A set for June 22

Jun. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt University will host a live Twitter question-and-answer session about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, featuring Brian Fitzpatrick, FedEx Research Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Supreme Court experts ready to discuss upcoming decisions

May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt legal experts are available to talk about the latest Supreme Court decisions.

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End of Judicial Nominating Commission won’t delay Holder’s replacement

Jun. 27, 2013—The end of the state Judicial Nominating Commission won't interfere with the selection of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder, who has announced her intention to retire. Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School says that an alternative system is in place pending voter's approval of a permanent solution.

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Tennessee Senate takes good first step in reforming judicial retention system: Vanderbilt expert

Apr. 24, 2012—The Tennessee state Senate has made a significant move toward reforming the way the state selects and retains judges, said a professor at Vanderbilt University Law School who had advocated such change.

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