YWP: ‘Veterans’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Veterans” by Henry Parsons, 12, of Shelburne.

SCOV Law Blog: Challenging the admissibility of a refusal to take a roadside sobriety test

The plaintiff said since she didn’t actually finish the exercise there wasn’t a conclusion that could be drawn from it, so it was irrelevant and prejudicial.

YWP: ‘Allegro’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Allegro” by Avery McLean, 17, of St. George.

SCOV Law Blog: Alimony, short for ‘all the money’

Who doesn’t love a good discussion of alimony, or, as we in Vermont call it, “spousal maintenance”? It’s a hot topic for us divorce attorneys, and is the focus of this case.

YWP: ‘Cold’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Cold” by Briggs Heffernan, a 17-year-old from Newbury.

SCOV Law Blog: A coerced confession?

In an interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court decides whether a confession under police questioning was coerced, and thereby inadmissible as evidence.

YWP: ‘Never Coming Back’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Never Coming Back” by Zani Lewis of Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Noise, neighbors and Burlington’s Waterfront Park

When Burlington sought to amend its permit for holding events at Waterfront Park a neighbor who had done her due diligence before purchasing her home objects.

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.