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85 ABA Journal Vermont articles.

Vermont Lawyer Criticized for Lifting Language from Utility Filing

The top lawyer for the Vermont Public Service Department is being criticized for copying long passages from utility company documents for her own filing with the Public Service Board.

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Drew U Sued, Accused of Purloining Poetry Program & Students

A federal judge in New Hampshire has given the green light to a lawsuit accusing New Jersey’s Drew University of stealing a competing college’s graduate-level poetry program and many of…

Pillow Fight Organizer in Vt. is Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Some 50 individuals briefly pummeled each other with pillows in a staged—and videotaped—event in Burlington, Vt., on Friday.

But only 21-year-old Darin Cassler has been criminally charged over the incident,…

Suits Filed Against Peanut Corp.; FDA Says Managers Knew of Contamination

The Georgia peanut plant linked to an outbreak of salmonella sold its products despite a dozen internal tests over the last two years that indicated contamination with the disease, according…

Ex-Judge Suspended After Pot Bust

A former family court judge in Vermont has been suspended from law practice for three months as a result of a pot bust at her home.

Officials found more than…

Death Penalty Expert Michael Mello Dies

Vermont Law School Professor Michael Mello, a well-known national expert on the death penalty, died at his home over the weekend after a short illness. He was 51.

“He was…

Prison Food Unconstitutionally Bad? No Way, Courts—and Dinner Guests—Say

Can food served to prisoners be so bad that it’s unconstitutional?

That is the question in a series of lawsuits filed in various states over “Nutraloaf,” a blended food intentionally…

DOJ Opinion OKs Social Security Benefits for Gay Couple’s Child

A Justice Department legal opinion says federal law does not bar the Social Security Administration from paying benefits to the nonbiological child of a woman who entered into a civil…

Va. Supreme Court Requires Enforcement of Vt. Ruling in Same-Sex Dissolution

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that state courts must enforce a child custody order issued by a Vermont court in the dissolution of a same-sex civil union.

The ruling…

Vermont Law Student and Cuban Wife Sue Over Travel Restrictions

A student at Vermont Law School and his Cuban wife have sued the U.S. government over restrictions that bar Cuban Americans from traveling home more than once every three years.

Animal Rights Lawyers Seeking ‘Holy Grail’ Gain Smaller Victories

For animal rights lawyers, the holy grail is a court decision that would allow them to sue in the name of animals.

They were hopeful a few years ago when…

Vermont Inmates Claim Right to a Hearing Over Nutraloaf

The Vermont Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments today on whether serving inmates a concoction known as nutraloaf is punishment meriting a formal hearing.

The mixture, served on a…

Colo. Pedestrians Nabbed for Jury Duty

A number of pedestrians in Greeley, Colo., were stunned yesterday to be handed documents requiring them to report immediately for jury duty as they were out and about, attending to…

Vermont Calm About Possible Same-Sex Marriage Law

Accustomed to civil unions allowing same-sex couples to form legally recognized partnerships, Vermont residents are now reportedly taking in stride a plan to put same-sex marriage on the legislative table.

Officers Recruit Potential Jurors on Sidewalk

A Vermont judge ordered the sheriff and his deputies to go out and round up some jurors yesterday after a jury pool shrunk to only 20 people.

Judge Harold Eaton…

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