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Month of May

June 4, 2012

  • The Burlington Free Press talked to professors Cheryl Hanna, Jackie Gardina and Greg Johnson, who also talked to the Valley News, on May 31 about a federal appeals court decision that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.
  • The Associated Press, whose story was carried by MSNBC, Vermont Public Radio, WCAX and other media, and the Valley News reported May 31 on the death of one of VLS's campus rabbits, which a veterinarian and police called a case of animal cruelty.
  • The Tampa Bay Times, whose story was picked up by Bloomberg Businessweek and other media, spoke with Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on May 29 about the costs to customers for a proposed nuclear plant in Florida.
  • In his May 23 column in Sports Illustrated, Professor Michael McCann explored whether the NFL and its teams secretly imposed a salary cap of $123 million in the uncapped 2010 NFL season.
  • Reuters, whose story was run by CNBC, MSN Money, Japan Today and other media, and The Wall Street Journal, spoke with Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on May 21 about the resignation of Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • The Burlington Free Press and WCAX spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on May 21-23 about a proposed law to protect patients and staff from protesters at Burlington's reproductive care clinics.
  • In his May 1, May 15 and May 21 columns in Sports Illustrated and a May 18 interview with Yahoo! Sports Radio, Professor Michael McCann discussed the federal steroids trial of former baseball star Roger Clemens.
  • The Associated Press, whose story ran in the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Guardian, Yahoo! New Zealand and hundreds of other media outlets, talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on May 17 about a disputed  proposal to build two wind turbines just inside the U.S. border with Canada.
  • In his May 17 column in Sports Illustrated, Professor Michael McCann analyzed New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the Saints' bounty system. McCann also talked to WWL New Orleans, Balitmore WNST, CBS Houston, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and CBS Radio Pittsburgh affiliate 93-7 The FAN.
  • WCAX reported May 16 on the ribbon cutting for VLS's  Center for Legal Services.
  • WCAX spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on May 16 about traffic accidents and the rules of the road.
  • Inside Higher Ed talked to Professor Michael McCann on May 16 about a proposed college football playoff system.
  • WCAX spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on May 15 about a Vermont Supreme Court ruling that the city of Montpelier does not have the authority from the state to restrict public recreation at its drinking water supply.
  • The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Morning Call spoke to Professor Michael McCann on May 14 about the University of Pittsburgh's lawsuit against the Big East Conference seeking to leave for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • The Valley News spoke with Associate Professor Michele Martinez Campbell on May 10 about whether evidence of infidelity can downgrade a murder charge to manslaughter.
  • Greenwire talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on May 9 about whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should have required the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to obtain Clean Water Act certification before the agency approved a 20-year license extension.
  • The New York Times spoke with Professor Michael McCann on May 9 about a legal dispute between professional exhibition basketball teams.
  • The Charlotte Observer talked to Mark Cooper on May 9 about proposed state legislation that would allow Duke Energy to more easily pass costs of a new nuclear plant to N.C. customers. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • The National Law Journal mentioned VLS's Distance Learning program in a May 9 story about the growing number of law schools offering fully online master's degrees in specialized areas.
  • The Valley News talked to Professor Susan Apel on May 4 about the VLS-Dartmouth MedLaw Seminar, which explores the legal and social complexities of assisted reproductive technologies.
  • The Tampa Bay Times, whose story was picked up the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) and other media outlets, spoke with Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on May 3 about the costs of small modular nuclear reactors.
  • The Burlington Free Press spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on May 1 about the public release of information by the Vermont State Police on a fatal shooting.
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