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85 ABA Journal Vermont articles.

Public defender’s suit jacket deflects judge’s objection to client’s T-shirt

A public defender in Vermont handled an arraignment without his suit jacket Wednesday, after putting it on a client, backwards, to cover an offending T-shirt.

Attorney Doug Willey took action…

Vermont Law School Plans to Downsize Staff; Dean Says Nonlawyer Specialists Will Do More Legal Work

The field of health care has been transformed with more cost-effective treatment by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and the legal field will follow with less work being done by…

State Justices, Legislators on Panel Shared Success Stories on Tackling Judiciary Budget Concerns

State chief justices and court administrators met this week in Washington, D.C., to discuss policy priorities for the upcoming year and beyond. Many of them took time Thursday to join…

Top Vt. Court Suspends Clientless Lawyer, Says Pro Se Filings Show He Could Harm Potential Clients

The state’s supreme court has suspended a Vermont lawyer on an interim basis, pending further disciplinary action, even though he apparently has no clients.

Saying that William E. Simendinger has…

Defense Lawyer Moves to Dismiss 20 Cases, Says Prosecutor Not Lawfully Appointed By Vt. Governor

A criminal defense attorney has filed a motion seeking the dismissal of 20 criminal cases, contending that the state lacks authority to prosecute the defendants because the Orleans County state’s…

Ice Cream Maker Ben & Jerry’s Wins Lookalike Porn Movie TRO; Boston Cream Thigh, Other DVDs Nixed

It might seem unlikely that those who enjoy Ben & Jerry’s gourmet ice cream would think the Vermont-based maker of trademarked flavors such as Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter Cup…

Breast-Feeding Woman Booted from Plane Wins Secret Delta Settlement, 2 Other Carriers to Pay $20K

A New Mexico woman who said she was ordered off a Delta Connections flight in Vermont in 2006 after she refused an offended flight attendant’s demand to cover herself with…

Vermont Supreme Court Overturns Molestation Conviction Because of Juror’s Internet Research

A Somali Bantu immigrant who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl will get a new trial because of a juror’s internet research about his culture.

A trial judge…

Artist Defends His ‘Eat More Kale’ Shirts Against Chick-fil-A Trademark Objections

A Vermont folk artist who promotes local agriculture with the advice “eat more kale” on T-shirts and sweatshirts is fighting a demand by Chick-fil-A that he stop using the phrase.

Seven Years After His Murder Acquittal, Vt. Man Confesses to Police

A Vermont man acquitted seven years ago in a 2002 murder outside a pizza restaurant has called police and confessed to the crime.

The acquitted defendant, Isaac Turnbaugh, called police…

Blind Law Student Sues to Win Permission to Use Screenreader Software on Multistate Ethics Exam

Corrected: A blind student at Vermont Law School has filed a federal lawsuit against the National Conference of Bar Examiners, seeking permission to use the same screenreader software she relies…

Vermont DUI Convictions May Be in Jeopardy Over Alleged Breath-Test Errors

Hundreds of Vermont DUI convictions are being challenged by defense lawyers, who claim there was a mistake in the breath analysis machine’s software setup.

Whistler-blowers’ complaints about unethical lab work…

Mummy CT Scans Help in Child Abuse Death Investigations

New techniques developed for CT scans of a 2,700-year-old mummy are now being used to help determine the cause of death for young children.

Dr. Jason Johnson, a radiology resident,…

Can Law Student Be Disciplined for Suing Accuser? Federal Judge Says Yes

A Vermont Law School student has sued the institution, an official there and another law student over the handling of a sexual assault and sexual harassment complaint in which he…

Lawyer is Suspended Over Hit-and-Run for Which He Initially Blamed His Wife and ‘Road Raged’ Bikers

A Vermont lawyer who reportedly is a former traffic court judge caused an accident in September 2007 by braking abruptly after passing two bikers. Then he blamed the crash on…

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