A Vermont woman is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case
that could determine the rights of consumers to sue over dangerous products. The
woman is Diana Levine, a musician who lost her right arm because of
a medical disaster.
John Dillon has the story that leads from the back roads of Marshfield to the marble halls of the Supreme Court.
The University of Vermont’s
Chief of Police has co-authored a report on how safe America’s
college campuses are. We talk with Gary Margolis about his findings. Also, we talk with Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna about the murder trial of Brian
Rooney. And Gaye Symington makes a big political announcement.
Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna helps us look ahead to what
might happen with new campaign finance reform legislation, and
explains why the Supreme Court struck down Vermont’s previous bill.
Hanna speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
After-school clubs that include worship and Bible study straddle a fine line with the First Amendment. We talk about the current legal thinking on the issue. Also in the program, an increase in delinquent taxpayers in some Vermont towns heralds tough times. And we take a backstage look at the 2008 auditions for spots in summer theaters and films in Vermont and upstate New York.