Vermont Law School professor, Cheryl Hanna, speaks with Vermont Edition about the oral arguments the Vermont court is hearing today at the Vermont Law School and the court’s tradition of hearing them out in a public venue.
state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the
town of Hartford must turn over records about a 2010 incident when a
man was beaten, pepper-sprayed and dragged from his own home by town police. The
court’s decision reverses a lower court ruling that restricted full access to
The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected the
appeal of a slain 12-year-old girl’s father, who claimed the ex-wife of the
suspect was negligent in his daughter’s death and that her insurance company
should pay damages.
Beth Robinson struck a modest and humorous tone when she was sworn in as
associate justice of the Vermont Supreme Court at the end of November. A
career lawyer, this is the first time she will be working as a judge.
Governor Peter Shumlin
announced Tuesday that he’s tapped Attorney Beth Robinson, who argued the state’s civil union case, to fill a vacancy
created when Justice Denise Johnson announced her retirement.
with the aftermath of Irene has delayed Governor Peter Shumlin’s timetable for
filling a vacancy on the Vermont Supreme Court. But it’s likely that the Governor will name a new
justice by the end of the month.