A federal judge has ruled that chemicals leaking from Omya’s landfills in
Pittsford could threaten human health. But
the state is close to granting Omya a permit that would allow the company to
keep operating the waste site for two more years.
A major child
pornography case appears to be falling victim to faulty police work.
Sessions of the U.S. District Court for Vermont has ruled that agents acted illegally when they
seized evidence during their search of a Braintree home.
The Vermont House has passed legislation that raises penalties for violating Vermont’s environmental laws. But
lawmakers weakened provisions that would have given the public a greater role
in enforcement cases.
The University of Vermont and the Vermont Law School are teaming up to sponsor a series of events
featuring author Kenji Yoshino. In his book "Covering – The Hidden Assault On Our Civil Rights", Yoshino
calls for a redefinition of civil rights in our law and culture.
The Senate has given its preliminary approval to
legislation that strengthens Vermont’s
mental health parity law. But Windham senator Jeannette White
says the actual implementation of the law hasn’t resulted in parity.
The Vermont House is set to have a heated
debate about a controversial law that was passed last year. The law calls on
towns that spend a lot on education
to hold two votes on their school budgets. Democratic leaders who supported the law last
spring, now say the plan is too confusing and should be replaced.