Latest Vermont Supreme Court News

Vermont courts looks at restarting jury trials

Jul. 27, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

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....

Vermont Supreme Court upholds school merger law

Jul. 11, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

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 court hears arguments on large-capacity magazine ban

Jun. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments whether the state’s ban on large-capacity magazines is unconstitutional. Max Misch faces misdemeanor charges for two 30-round rifle magazines police found in his home last year and is the first person charged with violating the ban on...