Eric Schnapper

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Betts, Patterson & Mines P.S. Endowed Professorship in Trial Advocacy

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Representative Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Eric Schnapper, Review of Labor and Employment Law Decisions from the United States Supreme Court's 2010-11 Term, 27 A.B.A. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 329-63 (2012).

Eric Schnapper, Righting Wrongs Against Immigrant Workers: A Recent Supreme Court Decision Raises Difficult Questions about What Remedies Are Available to Immigrants Who Lack Work Authorization When Federal or State Rights Are Violated, Trial, March 2003, at 46-55.

Eric Schnapper, Some of Them Still Don't Get It: Hostile Work Environment Litigation in the Lower Courts, 1999 U. Chi. Legal F. 277-345, reprinted in 49 Def. Couns. J. 675-743 (2000).

Eric Schnapper, Statutory Misinterpretations: A Legal Autopsy, 68 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1095-1152 (1993).

Eric Schnapper, "Libelous" Petitions for Redress of Grievances -- Bad Historiography Makes Worse Law, 74 Iowa L. Rev. 303-49 (1989).

Eric Schnapper, Judges Against Juries -- Appellate Review of Federal Civil Jury Verdicts, 1989 Wis. L. Rev. 237-357 (1989), reprinted in 8 Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook 333-93 (Steven Saltzman & Barbara M. Wolvovitz eds., Clark Boardman Callaghan 1992).

Eric Schnapper, Becket at the Bar -- The Conflicting Obligations of the Solicitor General, 21 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1187-1271 (1988).

Eric Schnapper, The Varieties of Numerical Remedies, 39 Stan. L. Rev. 851-915 (1987).

Eric Schnapper, Unreasonable Searches and Seizures of Papers, 71 Va. L. Rev. 869-931 (1985).

Eric Schnapper, Affirmative Action and the Legislative History of the Fourteenth Amendment, 71 Va. L. Rev. 753-98 (1985).

Eric Schnapper, Taking Witherspoon Seriously: The Search for Death-Qualified Jurors, 62 Tex. L. Rev. 977-1084 (1984).

Eric Schnapper, Perpetuation of Past Discrimination, 96 Harv. L. Rev. 828-64 (1983).

Eric Schnapper, Two Categories of Discriminatory Intent, 17 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 31-59 (1982).

Eric Schnapper, Civil Rights Litigation after Monell, 79 Colum. L. Rev. 213-66 (1979).

Note, Consumer Legislation and the Poor, 76 Yale L.J. 745-92 (1967).

Book Chapters

Employers, in Barbara T. Lindemann & Paul Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law 1469-1536 (4th ed. BNA Books 2007) (Eric Schnapper is one of six "chairs" for the chapter).

Eric Schnapper, New White Rights--The Transformation of Affirmative Action Jurisprudence, in Old Rights and New 112-47 (Robert A. Licht ed., AEI Press 1993).

Eric Schnapper, Municipal Liability: From Monell to Tuttle to Pembaur, in 2 Nat'l Lawyers Guild, Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook 27-48 (Jules Lobel ed., Clark Boardman 1986), reprinted under a different title in 2 Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney's Fees 1990: Current Developments 53-118 (PLI Litig. & Admin. Practice, Course Handbook Ser. No. 402, 1990).

Professional Publications

Eric Schnapper, The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: An Exercise in Judicial Restraint, New Perspectives (Winter 1985).

Eric Schnapper, The Myth of Legal Ethics, 64 A.B.A. J. 202-05 (1978).

Eric Schnapper, Legal Ethics and the Government Lawyer, 32 Rec. Ass'n B. City N.Y. 649-59 (1977).

Eric Schnapper, The Wages of Virtue: Are Federal Judges Overpaid?, Juris Doctor (Spring 1973).

Briefs

Brief for Respondent, Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476 (petition for cert. granted, Oct. 12, 2010), http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/preview/publiced_preview_briefs_pdfs_2010_2011_09_1476_Respondent.authcheckdam.pdf.

Robert N. Pecolle & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Respondent, Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa,  539 U.S. 90 (2003) (No. 02-679), 2003 WL 1786628.

Lawrence D. Rohlfing & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Respondent, Black & Decker Disability Plan v. Nord, 538 U.S. 822 (2003) (No. 02-469), 2003 WL 1785772.

Eric Schnapper & Donald E. Pinaud, Jr., Reply Brief on the Merits for Petitioner, Breuer v. Jim's Concrete of Brevard, Inc., 538 U.S. 691 (2003) (No. 02-337), 2003 WL 367567.

Eric Schnapper & Donald E. Pinaud, Jr., Brief on the Merits for Petitioner, Breuer v. Jim's Concrete of Brevard, Inc., 538 U.S. 691 (2003) (No. 02-337), 2003 WL 1610795.

Eric Schnaufer, Eric Schnapper & Tim Wilborn, Brief of Plaintiff-Appellants and Cross-Appellees, Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, Nos. 03-35391, 03-35393 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2003), 2003 WL 22724380.

Eric Schnaufer, Eric Schnapper & Tim Wilborn, Reply Brief of Plaintiff-Appellants and Cross-Appellees, Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, Nos. 03-35391, 03-35393 (9th Cir. Dec. 5, 2003), 2003 WL 23303205.

Tim Wilborn, Eric Schnaufer & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Petitioners, Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 (2002) (No. 01-131), 2002 WL 100406.

Tim Wilborn, Eric Schnaufer & Eric Schnapper, Reply Brief for the Petitioners, Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 (2002) (No. 01-131), 2002 WL 416094.

Eric Schnapper, National Passenger RR Corp. v. Morgan, 122 S. Ct. 2061 (2002) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Circuit City v. Adams, 532 U.S. 105 (2001) (amicus brief).

L. Oneal Sutter & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Petitioners, Ragsdale v. Wolverine Worldwide, Inc., 535 U.S. 81 (2002) (No. 00-6029), 2001 WL 1424689.

L. Oneal Sutter & Eric Schnapper, Reply Brief, Ragsdale v. Wolverine Worldwide, Inc., 535 U.S. 81 (2002) (No. 00-6029), 2001 WL 1577228.

Howard L. Bolter & Eric Schnapper, Petitioner's Reply Brief, Raygor v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, 534 U.S. 533 (2002) (No. 00-1514), 2001 WL 34091965.

Howard L. Bolter & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Petitioners, Raygor v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, 534 U.S. 533 (2002) (No. 00-1514), 2001 WL 913842.

Howard L. Bolter & Eric Schnapper, Reply Brief for Petitioners, Raygor v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, 534 U.S. 533 (2002) (No. 00-1514), 2001 WL 1618830.

William C. Mcneill, III & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Respondent, US Airways Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391 (2002) (No. 00-1250), 2001 WL 1023938.

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, Kristine H. Smith & Eric Schnapper, Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Edelman v. Lynchburg College, 535 U.S. 106 (2002) (No. 00-1072), 2001 WL 34091938.

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, Kristine H. Smith & Eric Schnapper, Reply Brief for Petitioner, Edelman v. Lynchburg College, 535 U.S. 106 (2002) (No. 00-1072), 2001 WL 34091939.

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, Kristine H. Smith & Eric Schnapper, Brief for Petitioner, Edelman v. Lynchburg College, 535 U.S. 106 (2002) (No. 00-1072), 2001 WL 1002676.

Eric Schnapper, Elaine Charlson Bredehoft & Kristine H. Smith, Reply Brief, Edelman v. Lynchburg College, 535 U.S. 106 (2002) (No. 00-1072), 2001 WL 1575971.

Kathleen L. Caldwell & Eric Schnapper, Brief for the Petitioner, Pollard v. DuPont, 532 U.S. 843 (2001) (No. 00-763), 2001 WL 185273.

Kathleen L. Caldwell & Eric Schnapper, Reply Brief of the Petitioner, Pollard v. DuPont, 532 U.S. 843 (2001) (No. 00-763), 2001 WL 378286.

J. Richard Cohen, Eric Schnapper, Steven R. Shapiro, Edward Chen & Christopher Ho, Brief for Respondents, Alexander v. Sandoval, 532 U.S. 275 (2001) (No. 99-1908), 2000 WL 1846068 .

Jim Waide, Alan B. Morrison & Eric Schnapper, Reply Brief of Petitioner, Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing, Inc., 530 U.S. 133 (2000) (No. 99-536), 2000 WL 263747.

Jim Waide, Eric Schnapper & Alan B. Morrison, Brief of Petitioner, Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing, Inc., 530 U.S. 133 (2000) (No. 99-536), 2000 WL 14426.

Eric Schnapper & Mark D. Olson, Reply Brief, Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000) (No. 99-138), 1999 WL 1272929.

Eric Schnapper & Mark D. Olson, Brief for Petitioners, Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000) (No. 99-138), 1999 WL 1079965.

Eric Schnapper, Kolstad v. American Dental Ass'n, 527 U.S. 526 (1999) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Farragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Oncale V. Sundowner Offshore Oil Co., 523 U.S. 75 (1998) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Township Board of Education of Piscataway v. Taxman, 522 U.S. 1010 (1997) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Bogan v. Scott-Harris, 523 U.S. 44 (1997) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Johnson v. Fankell, 520 U.S. 911 (1997) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Robinson v. Shell Oil Co., 519 U.S. 337 (1997) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Romer v. Davis, 116 S. Ct. 1620 (1996) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, United States v. Armstrong, 517 U.S. 456 (1996) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, McKennon v. The Nashville Banner Co., 513 U.S. 352 (1995) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Landgraf v. USI Film Products, 511 U.S. 244 (1994) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Rivers v. Roadway Express, 511 U.S. 298 (1994) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Bray v. Alexander Women's Health Clinic, 506 U.S. 263 (1993) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Dunlap-McCuller v. Reise Organization, 510 U.S. 908 (1993) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 510 U.S. 17 (1993) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476 (1993) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Bailes v. United States, 503 U.S. 1001 (1992) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Edmondson v. Leesville Concrete Co., 500 U.S. 614 (1991) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, South Carolina v. Gathers, 490 U.S. 805 (1989) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Jett v. Dallas Independent School District, 491 U.S. 701 (1989) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Patterson v. McLean Credit Union, 491 U.S. 164 (1989) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Harbison-Walker Refractories v. Brieck, 498 U.S. 226 (1989) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Louis v. Praprotnik, 485 U.S. 112 (1988) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Bowen v. Gilliard, 483 U.S. 587 (1987) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, St. Francis College v. Al-Khazraji, 481 U.S. 604 (1987) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, City of Springfield v. Kibbe, 480 U.S. 257 (1987) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, University of Tennessee v. Elliott, 478 U.S. 788 (1986) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Thornburg v. Gingles, 478 U.S. 30 (1986) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Bazeemore v. Friday, 478 U.S. 386 (1986) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Firefighters v. Cleveland, 478 U.S. 501 (1986) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education, 476 U.S. 267 (1986) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Sheet Metal Workers v. EEOC, 478 U.S. 421 (1985) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Atascadero State Hospital v. Scanlon, 473 U.S. 234 (1985) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, City of Oklahoma City v. Tuttle, 471 U.S. 808 (1985) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Anderson v. City of Bessemer City, 470 U.S. 564 (1985) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, NAACP v. Hampton County Board of Elections, 470 U.S. 166 (1985) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Brandon v. Holt, 469 U.S. 464 (1985) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Alexander v. Choate, 469 U.S. 287 (1985) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Cooper v. Federal Reserve Board, 467 U.S. 867 (1984) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Memphis Fire Dept. v. Stotts, 467 U.S. 561 (1984) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Darrone, 465 U.S. 624 (1984) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Boston Firefighters Local 718 v. Boston Chapter. NAACP, 461 U.S. 477 (1983) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Bob Jones University v. United States, 461 U.S. 574 (1983) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Patsy v. Board of Regents, 457 u.s. 496 (1982) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Minnick v. California Department of Corrections, 452 U.S. 105 (1981) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, N.L.R.B. v. Retail Store Service Employees Union, 447 U.S. 607 (1980) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Fullilove v. Klutznick, 448 U.S. 448 (1980) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, City of Mobile v. Bolden, 446 U.S. 55 (1980) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Williams v. Brown, 446 U.S. 236 (1980) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, County of Los Angeles v. Davis, 440 U.S. 625 (1979) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, University of California Regents v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, Furnco Construction Co. v. Waters, 438 U.S. 567 (1978) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Hutto v. Finney, 437 U.S. 678 (1978) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Monell v. Department of Social Services, 436 U.S. 658 (1978) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Hazelwood School District v. United States, 433 U.S. 299 (1977) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, East Texas Motor Freight v. Rodriguez, 431 U.S. 395 (1977) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, McDonald v. Santa Fe Transportation Co., 427 U.S. 273 (1976) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburgh v. Carey, 430 U.S 144 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Fitzpatrick v. Bitzer, 427 U.S. 445 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Salone v. United States, 426 U.S. 917 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Wallace v. House, 425 U.S. 947 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Brown v. General Services Administration, 425 U.S. 820 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Beer v. United States, 425 U.S. 130 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, East Carroll Parish School Board v. Marshall, 424 U.S. 636 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Place v. Weinberger, 419 U.S. 1040, 421 U.S. 906, 426 U.S. 932 (1976) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Commonwealth of Virginia v. United States, 420 U.S. 901 (1975) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, New York v. United States, 419 U.S. 888 (1974) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Bradley v. School Board of the City of Richmond, 416 U.S. 476 (1974) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Curtis v. Loether, 415 U.S. 189 (1974) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Edellman v. Jordan, 415 U.S. 651 (1974) (amicus brief).

Eric Schnapper, NAACP v. New York, 413 U.S. 345 (1973) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Northcross v. Board of Education of the Memphis City Schools, 412 U.S. 427 (1973) (counsel for a party).

Eric Schnapper, Mourning v. Family Publications Service, 411 U.S. 356 (1973) (counsel for a party).

Book Reviews

Eric Schnapper, The Capital Punishment Conundrum, 84 Mich. L. Rev. 715-36 (1986) (reviewing Welsh S. White, Life in the Balance: Procedural Safeguards in Capital Cases (1984)).

Eric Schnapper, The Parliament of Wonders, 84 Colum. L. Rev. 1665-88 (1984) (reviewing Commons Debates 1628 (Robert C. Johnson et al. eds., 1977)).

Newspapers

Eric Schnapper, Editorial, New Regime Has to Deal with Past Abuses, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan. 25, 2009, at B7.

Eric Schnapper, Sarah Palin at the Controls, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Oct. 2, 2008, at B7.

Eric Schnapper, Report Wages War on the War on Terror, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 9, 2006, at B7.

Eric Schnapper, Individual Accounts Could Reduce Shortfall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 8, 2005, at B7.

Eric Schnapper, The Problem with Denying Felons the Right to Vote, Seattle Times, Feb. 8, 2005, http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050208&slug=schnapper08.

Eric Schnapper, Paving the Way -- Brown v. Board of Education Helped Forge a New National Consensus Against Discrimination in Many Areas of Life, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 16, 2004, at F1.

Eric Schnapper, Editorial, Brown Gave Nation Wisdom, Courage to Redefine Itself, L.A. Daily J., May 14, 2004, at 6.

Eric Schnapper, Washington Fares Only Slightly Better in Treating Drug UsersA Tale of Two States, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 10, 2001, at D11.

Eric Schnapper, Affirmative Ambiguity, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 7, 1998, at E1.

Eric Schnapper, Advocates Deterred by Fee Issues: Under Current Counsel-Fee Provisions, Many Discrimination Victims Are Effectively Kept from Getting Adequate Legal Representation, Nat'l L. J., March 18, 1994, at C1.

Eric Schnapper, Bork Defeat Finally Ends Right Wing Threat to Court, New Haven Register (Oct. 26, 1987).

Eric Schnapper, Injudicious Planning, The New Journal, (Oct 16, 1987).

Eric Schnapper, Reagan Court Nominee A "Walking Ammendment," Memphis Tennessean (Aug. 10, 1987).

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