Private attorney and GOP activist Brady Toensing is leaving Vermont to take a senior counsel position with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy.
After winning his Public Records Act case, the vice chair of the Vermont Republican Party appeals a lower court decision denying him recovery of attorney fees.
The Vermont Supreme Court says a lawyer can’t collect attorney fees since he represented himself in a public record case.
Whatever the lower court decides, the case is likely to be appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court.
The fight between a persistent lawyer and the former attorney general over emails and texts is an extreme example of what open government advocates call a broken system.
The state of Vermont has filed a motion to dismiss a legal challenge from gun rights groups against a new law banning high-capacity magazines.
The case could turn on the meaning of “substantial” – when a public records requester gets some but not all of the records sought, is that a substantial enough win to require the state to pay the requester’s legal bills?
The ruling marks a turning point in a long-running battle over whether the office was exempt from Vermont’s public records law.
A coalition of Vermont gun rights advocates has hired a conservative Washington, D.C., law firm to contest the state’s recent ban on high-capacity gun magazines.
The narrow review, which consisted of a series of interviews, was focused on one trip made by former Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Family members and legal partners of Vermont Republican Vice Chair Brady Toensing cited conflicts for not being able to aid president in Mueller investigation.
Brady Toensing’s stepfather, Joseph diGenova, will represent the president in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
The Republican vice chair is seeking to have private email accounts reviewed of some officials in the Attorney General’s office, including former AG Bill Sorrell.
In a suit over a public records request, the Defendant, which was the Attorney General’s Office, argued that the Legislature didn’t intend the Public Records Act to extend to private email accounts.