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    by Ben Whedon   The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in favor of a law permitting noncitizens to vote in local, municipal elections. In 2021, the state Legislature backed bills to change the local charters of Montpelier and Winooski to permit noncitizen voting in local elections. Though Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed those measures, the Democratic...
    by Greg Piper and Charlotte Hazard   Vermont families that want to send their children to religious schools will no longer be excluded from the state’s tuition benefit program, as a result of legal settlements in two cases brought by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). The plaintiffs who were denied funding under the Town...
    Justice Beth Robinson was confirmed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday, becoming the first openly lesbian woman to be confirmed to a federal circuit court. The Senate voted to confirm Robinson in a 51-45 vote, with four senators abstaining from voting. All Democratic senators — apart from Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandBiden...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A justice on the Vermont Supreme Court who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law has been nominated to a seat on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the White House announced Thursday. The announcement about the nomination of Beth Robinson was part of...
    By WILSON RING, Associated Press The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday upheld the legality of a 2018 state law that restricts the size of large-capacity ammunition magazines for firearms. The law, passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Phil Scott in response to what police described as a near-miss school shooting in Fair Haven,...
    The Vermont Secretary of State said Thursday that he’s glad U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh corrected an opinion that mischaracterized Vermont’s voting system. But the corrected opinion still mischaracterizes the changes made to the state’s voting system during the pandemic, he said. Secretary of State Jim Condos said Thursday that he didn’t know why...
    (CNN)Vermont's secretary of state formally asked Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to correct an opinion he wrote Monday that mistakenly said Vermont had made no changes to its election rules due to the Covid-19 pandemic.In a letter to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Secretary of State Jim Condos explained that Vermont had, for the first...
    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press The U.S. Department of Justice says a Vermont student who attends a religious school was wrongly excluded from a state program, considering a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that said that states cannot cut religious schools from programs that send public money to private education. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont court system is studying ways to resume jury trials safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the courts announced on Monday. In late May, the Vermont Supreme Court established a Jury Restart Committee and named associate justices Karen Carroll and Harold Eaton as co-chairs. The report, submitted to the Supreme Court...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a state law that requires some school districts to merge. The high court found in its 3-2 ruling released Friday that the State Board of Education’s implementation of the education reform law, known as Act 46, did not violate Vermont’s constitution as some had said...
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