Eric Schnapper

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Betts, Patterson and Mines Professor of Law
Betts, Patterson & Mines P.S. Endowed Professorship in Trial Advocacy

Phone: (206) 616-3167

Curriculum Vitae |

  • Apr 22, 2015

    Source: National Law Journal

    By loosening the deadlines for litigation against the federal government, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a significant 5-4 win to plaintiffs including veterans and their families who bring tort claims against the United States. Ruling in a pair of cases, Justice Elena Kagan said the strict deadlines imposed by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) on people suing the government should be “equitably tolled.” That means that missing the deadline can be forgiven if it was not the claimant’s fault, or for other reasons—including that the plaintiff could not or did not learn of the injury until too late. (4/22/15)
  • Mar 25, 2015

    Source: The Washington Post

    The Supreme Court sided with black challengers Wednesday and told a lower court to reconsider whether a redistricting plan drawn by Alabama’s Republican-led legislature packed minority voters into districts in order to dilute their influence. (3/25/15)

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