YWP: ‘Fears’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Fears” by Megan Smith, of Hanover, New Hampshire.

SCOV Law Blog: Challenging the government’s say-so

A woman who gets a license suspension for DUI contends that the State must submit the “ticket” from the breath test as scientific evidence for her conviction, but the trial court says the police affidavit with the .0158 BAC is sufficient.

YWP: ‘The Flower Thief’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Flower Thief” by Hannah Freedner of Vergennes.

SCOV Law Blog: The wrong order

After successfully getting a DUI 1 and a DUI 2 sealed on the grounds that the convictions occurred before he turned 21, a man seeks to have his DUI 3, a felony, renumbered to a DUI 1.

YWP: ‘Wired’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Wired” by Madeline Evans, of Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Tax troubles

When a lawyer fails to file her state income tax return, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel alleges that the failure to file was a violation of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct.

SCOV Law Blog: A parent’s incarceration and termination

When a father who is in jail awaiting trial has his parental rights terminated, he appeals.

YWP: ‘A little bird looks from its nest’

Amelia Canney, 14, of Milton, an eighth grade student at Saint Francis Xavier School in Winooski, writes about the bravery of a bullied boy who stands before an auditorium of his classmates and reads a poem that astonishes them. The Little Bird By Amelia Canney He shuffled across the stage to the mic. He could […]

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s State of the City Address

Editor’s note: This is the full text of Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s State of the City Address delivered on April 4, 2016. “Good evening and welcome to our wonderful, historic City Hall for our traditional night of reflection, assessment, and democratic renewal. We are honored to be joined here tonight by our outstanding Congressman Peter […]

YWP: ‘Tasting Alive’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Tasting Alive” by Erin Lashway, a student at Mount Mansfield Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Unlawful search and seizure

The police don’t get to expand an ordinary traffic stop to pursue an unrelated criminal investigation.

YWP: ‘It’s What I Left Behind’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “It’s What I Left Behind” by Erin Zubarik, a student at Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Annoying is not illegal

This opinion is a result of the intersection of the two things that drive a huge percentage of Vermont jurisprudence: poorly drafted land use documents and neighbors who don’t like each other.

YWP: ‘The Teen’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Teen” by Ava Kendrick, a junior at Harwood Union High School.