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A Report on the Political Balance of the Tennessee Plan

April 13, 2009

Brian T. Fitzpatrick

There is an ongoing debate about the method by which Tennessee selects its appellate judges. Professors Brian Fitzpatrick and Penny White represent opposing viewpoints and have written a series of articles in response to one another. In an effort to advance this debate, The Federalist Society is providing links to all four articles. Section II of Professor White’s piece and Professor Fitzpatrick’s most recent article are especially germane to today’s debate.

Related Links

Brian Fitzpatrick, Errors, Omissions, and the Tennessee Plan (2008)
Penny White and Malia Reddick, A Response to Professor Fitzpatrick: The Rest of the Story (2008)
Brian Fitzpatrick, A Report on the Authorization of the Tennessee Plan (2008)

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