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Vt. Supreme Court Hears Cases At VLS
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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High Court To Sit In Chelsea
Monday, 09/10/12
Justices of the Vermont Supreme Court are getting ready for a series of hearings in the Orange County shire town of Chelsea.
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Vt. Supreme Court Orders Opening Of Police Records In Hartford Case
Friday, 08/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The 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 records.
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Supreme Court Rejects Bennett's Appeal In Insurance Case
Monday, 04/02/12
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.
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Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson
Tuesday, 12/13/11
By Jane Lindholm
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.
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Gay Rights Advocate Joins Vt. Supreme Court
Monday, 11/28/11
By Ross Sneyd
A new justice has joined the Vermont Supreme Court. Governor Peter Shumlin swore in Beth Robinson Monday afternoon as an associate justice. She replaces Denise Johnson, who is retiring.
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Beth Robinson Discusses Her Appointment To Supreme Court
Wednesday, 10/19/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
The new appointee to the Vermont Supreme Court talks about preparing for her new post.
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Shumlin Appoints Chief Lawyer To Supreme Court
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin has picked his chief lawyer to fill a vacancy on the Vermont Supreme Court. Beth Robinson is perhaps best known as an advocate for marriage rights for same-sex couples.
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Shumlin Appoints Chief Legal Counsel To Vt. Supreme Court
Tuesday, 10/18/11
By Ross Sneyd
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.
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Irene Forces Delay In High Court Appointment
Wednesday, 10/12/11
By Bob Kinzel
Dealing 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.  
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Justice Johnson To Retire From Vermont's Highest Court
Wednesday, 05/25/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Justice Denise Johnson, the first woman to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court, is retiring after more than 20 years on the bench.
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Lawmakers Approve Supreme Court Judges For Another Term
Wednesday, 03/30/11
By Bob Kinzel
All five members of the Vermont Supreme Court have been elected by lawmakers to serve another 6 year term on the bench. The approval followed a process that is quite different from judicial review systems used in many other states.
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Former VT Supreme Court Justice Barney Dies
Wednesday, 05/12/10
By Ross Sneyd
Albert Barney, a longtime member of the Vermont Supreme Court, has died.
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Role Of Side Judges Debated In Court Restructuring
Monday, 04/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
A cost-saving proposal that would restructure the state's five different courts into a unified system overseen by the Vermont Supreme Court is moving through the Legislature.  But there's disagreement over the future role of side judges in the plan.
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State's Top Judge Says Justice Is Being Compromised
Thursday, 04/01/10
By Bob Kinzel
Chief Justice Paul Reiber is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve a plan that would consolidate administration of state courts under the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Hears Rooney's Request For New Trial
Wednesday, 03/17/10
By Steve Zind
A lawyer for convicted murderer Brian Rooney told the Vermont Supreme Court today that Rooney should receive a new trial.  Rooney was convicted in the 2006 murder of 21 year old University of Vermont student Michelle Gardner-Quinn. 
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Vermont Supreme Court To Hear Rooney Appeal
Friday, 03/05/10
The Vermont Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the murder conviction of Brian Rooney who was convicted of raping and murdering a University of Vermont student.
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Vt. judiciary workers to take 12 unpaid days off
Friday, 07/10/09
The Vermont Supreme Court says it has told all judiciary employees in the state to take 12 unpaid days off before June 2010, the end of the 2010 fiscal year.
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