Latest Vermont Supreme Court News

Vermont Supreme Court justice confirmed to US appeals court

Nov. 02, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson has been confirmed to a seat on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Monday confirmation by the U.S. Senate makes Robinson the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on any federal circuit court. ...

Man convicted of rare killing in Vermont capital appeals

Oct. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man found guilty of what police say was the first murder in Montpelier, Vermont, in almost a century is appealing his conviction to the Vermont Supreme Court. Jayveon Caballero was found guilty by a jury in November 2019 of second-degree murder...

Vermont's chief trial judge to retire, replacement named

Sep. 19, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The chief of Vermont’s trial courts is retiring after 17 years as a judge, including seven as chief superior judge, the state Supreme Court has announced. Chief Judge Brian Grearson will retire Nov. 1. “Vermont’s...

Biden nominates first LGBT woman to federal circuit court

Sep. 14, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. The White House announced Thursday...

1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

Sep. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden's nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to...

Maine nursing home to close; Vermont courts extend protocols

Sep. 05, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

A Maine nursing home on Deer Isle will close at the end of October, citing both the coronavirus pandemic and the recent struggle to find qualified workers. At one point, Island Nursing Home dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak that lasted about six weeks and resulted in 100...