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Candid conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspires students

Apr. 4, 2018—The U.S. Supreme Court is the most powerful court in the nation. But Justice Sonia Sotomayor turned a lecture at Vanderbilt Law School on Tuesday into an intimate and inspirational chat.

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Vanderbilt law alumna to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Dec. 1, 2017—Samiyyah Ali, JD’16, will clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor beginning in October 2018.

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Supreme Court—and confirmation process—increasingly polarized, panel says

Apr. 3, 2017—As if the political partisanship in Washington weren’t evident enough, the divisiveness has spilled over to filling vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. But the process wasn’t always so contentious, said the speakers at the latest Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.

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Law professor talks about his connection to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Feb. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt law professor Timothy Meyer has a unique perspective on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Politics front and center in fight for next Supreme Court justice, panel says

May. 4, 2016—The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.

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Media Advisory: Vanderbilt chancellor will host Supreme Court discussion featuring Fox News’ Napolitano, CNN’s Toobin

Apr. 29, 2016—A roundtable discussion at Vanderbilt University on Monday, May 2, will explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series event to discuss U.S. Supreme Court today

Apr. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a roundtable May 2 exploring the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice. Fox News' Andrew Napolitano, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, and Vanderbilt's Jon Meacham and Audrey Anderson will participate in the discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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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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Insights about Bush 41 shared during Presidents Day forum

Feb. 17, 2016—George H.W. Bush was the subject of a Presidents Day Chancellor's Lecture Series event featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Bush biographer Jon Meacham.

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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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Vanderbilt joins Supreme Court amicus brief supporting use of race in admissions

Nov. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University joined 12 peer universities in filing an amicus brief Nov. 2 with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the continued consideration of race as one factor among many in their admissions decisions.

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TIP SHEET: Energy law expert can comment on FERC Supreme Court case

Oct. 14, 2015—Vanderbilt law professor Jim Rossi is available to speak about the U.S. Supreme Court case questioning the authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require large customers to cut back on power usage during peak demand time periods.

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