Attorney General

Attorney General Donovan Calls on Lawyers to Represent Immigrants

News Release — Vermont Attorney General’s Office February 2, 2017 Contact: T.J. Donovan Attorney General (802) 828-3173 IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE CO-CHAIRS ENDORSE TRAINING, PRO BONO EFFORT Attorney General Thomas J. Donovan, Jr. and the Vermont Bar Association are recruiting lawyers to provide legal services to those in need of advice and representation on immigration and […]

Sessions’ confirmation expected after party-line committee vote

The Republican majority sent his nomination to the Senate for a vote after attempts by Vermont’s Sen. Patrick Leahy and others to muster opposition failed.

Democrats block Sessions vote after Leahy, others pile on

The issues included the nominee’s refusal to admit there’s no evidence millions of illegal immigrants voted. “The next thing we are going to hear is the unicorns voted,” Leahy said.

Leahy decides: No on Trump attorney general pick

“After giving Sessions the benefit of the doubt, there’s too much doubt,” Leahy said Sunday about the president’s nominee.

Leahy’s queries yield some assurances from Sessions

In answers to written follow-up questions, the president’s pick for attorney general promised to enforce key laws but equivocated when it came to legal questions regarding Trump.

Leahy has a quiz for Sessions on extremism, crime, Trump

Vermont’s senior senator has asked Trump’s pick for attorney general to answer 37 written follow-up questions before Leahy decides whether he will support the nomination.

Leahy presses as Sessions declares commitment to civil rights

The Vermonter pushed the would-be attorney general to vow to uphold key rights laws he had not supported as an Alabama senator, including two Leahy sponsored.

Next attorney general says defending rights will be a priority

TJ Donovan says he’s exploring ways to challenge potential changes to federal immigration laws that could affect people living in Vermont.

Fee Scheme Using Online Obituaries Halted by Attorney General

News Release — Office of the Attorney General Nov. 22, 2016 Contact: Charity R. Clark Assistant Attorney General (802) 656-8430 Today the State of Vermont settled all claims with two companies and an individual who were bilking consumers who donated to charities through online obituaries. Vermont will receive over $15,000 in penalties for violations of […]

AG Office: Beware of IRS Scams

News Release — Office of the Attorney General August 9, 2016 Contact: Janet Murnane Consumer Assistance Program (802) 656-3183 Vermonters are continuing to report receipt of threatening recorded phone calls (robocalls) that claim to be from the IRS or the United States Treasury. Today, calls appear to be targeting Barre, Brattleboro and Burlington. We can […]

Republican lawyer declares bid for attorney general

Deborah Bucknam, a Republican attorney from Walden, officially announced her bid Monday to succeed Attorney General William Sorrell, a Democrat who is not seeking re-election. “Vermonters are looking for change in leadership and a new direction,” Bucknam said. “As attorney general, I will not only be the attorney for the state of Vermont, but I […]

Teachers union makes endorsement for attorney general: Donovan

The Vermont chapter of the National Education Association threw its support behind TJ Donovan’s bid for attorney general on Wednesday, a boost to a candidate who, so far, is running unopposed. Donovan, the Chittenden County state’s attorney, was pleased. “Our educators are the backbone of our society, and every day they see firsthand the impacts […]

Moretown man charged with offenses related to luring a child and cultivating marijuana

News Release — Office of the Attorney General Sept. 24, 2015 Contact: Ultan Doyle Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5512 Bradley Baril, 42, of Moretown, Vermont, was charged today with a felony count of Luring a Child, a misdemeanor count of Disseminating Indecent Materials to a Minor, and a felony count of Marijuana Cultivation. According to […]

Attorney general settles with vehicle title lender

News Release — Office of the Attorney General Sept. 23, 2015 Contact: Justin E. Kolber Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5620 Manor Resources, LLC (also known as “Turbo Title Loans”), an Illinois company that provides high-interest loans over the internet by requiring borrowers to assign their vehicle titles, will pay over $16,000 to five Vermont consumers […]