Vermont judges worry that some of the nuances of their
rulings are lost when a case becomes national news. So
the Supreme Court wants to work with local reporters to make sure they
understand how the courts work before the story is told.
When the Supreme Court ruled today that Guantanamo Bay prisoners can challenge their detention in court, two
lawyers in Vermont prepared to get to work. The
attorneys have volunteered to represent Guantanamo detainees.
Beth Robinson is Board Chair of the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force. She says California’s Supreme Court decision to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage will have a huge impact in Vermont,
the first state in the union to support Civil Unions in 2000.
Robinson speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
A meeting of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has just
concluded in Rutland; the Vermont Supreme Court has saved some of its more
contentious cases for a series of hearings today at Vermont Law School; more…