YWP: ‘That Song Sounds Like Blueberries’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “That Song Sounds Like Blueberries” by Ben Stoll, 17, of Georgia, Vermont.

SCOV Law Blog: Changing a count to fit a statute

In deciding whether or not to uphold a defendant’s convictions, the Supreme Court considers whether his convictions violate the Ex Post Facto Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

My night on the lam in Vermont with Bob Dylan

As the legendary singer-songwriter returns for a concert in Shelburne, a writer recalls the time decades ago when she led a car chase with him and supplied a remedy for his sore throat.

YWP: ‘Through your eyes’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Her” by senior Eva Rawlings of South Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: DCF jumps the gun

This case focuses around whether one slip-up during a juvenile case is enough to make you lose your rights to your kids. It’s not, usually.

YWP: ‘Dear Dad’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Dear Dad” by Elizabeth Hardt, 17, of Canaan, New Hampshire.

SCOV Law Blog: A matter of worksite liability

A plaintiff, who is the grandson of the defendant, sues after he is injured falling while doing repairs to his grandfather’s roof. Did the defendant have the responsibility to warn the plaintiff about the slippery roof?

NECI merging with Ohio school but staying put, at least for now

The Montpelier school will combine with the art and design college in Cleveland that NECI’s president also heads.

YWP: ‘Ode to the Weight on My Shoulders’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Ode to the Weight on My Shoulders” by Morgan Biele of Woodstock.

SCOV Law Blog: When CHINS and criminal cases overlap

A party doesn’t get to keep litigating the same thing over and over if generally all the moving pieces to the matter are the same.

YWP: ‘Through Your Eyes’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Through your eyes” by seventh-grader Lila Taylor of Charlotte.

SCOV Law Blog: The art of business and insurance policy coverage

A doctor-turned-glassblower claimed $88,000 in loss when his glassblowing studio burned; his insurance company denied most of the claim, arguing that the homeowner’s policy did not cover loss from a business.

SCOV Law Blog: Blame it on geography

Breath analysis equipment is few and far between in the northeasternmost part of the Northeast Kingdom. So a trooper requests a blood test from a DUI suspect; she refuses and moves to suppress her refusal. The trial court agrees, but the State appeals.

SCOV Law Blog: Word wrangling

A defendant convicted of domestic assault, argues that domestic assault, in this situation, was actually not a lesser-included offense of first degree aggravated domestic assault.