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Week of Aug. 1

August 8, 2011

  • The Associated Press, whose Aug. 7 story was carried worldwide by more than 215 news outlets, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, FOX News, Forbes, Salon, ABC News, Huffington Post, CBS News, Yahoo! News, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle and Valley News, reported on a courtroom victory by Dee Jones '12, a blind VLS student who is suing for special accommodations to take a legal ethics exam. Other media included the ABA Journal and WCAX.
  • VTDigger ran an Aug. 6 op-ed, which first ran in SCOV Law blog, by Jeff Thomson '07 about Vermont's Act 250 and the "Mormon Theme Park."
  • North American Clean Energy and other media nationwide cited Mark Cooper, senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, in an Aug. 5 article about U.S. wind energy capacity.
  • Vermont Public Radio spoke with Dean Jeff Shields on Aug. 3 about VLS's plan to reopen its campus to military recruiters in September once the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law is complete.
  • The Daily Journal (Calif.) talked to Professor John Echeverria on Aug. 2 about a California lawsuit involving the public trust doctrine and whether a claim that a river should be treated as "real property" would create a precedent that any government limitation on water rights would be a constitutional taking of property that the government would have to pay for.
  • Vermont Public Radio talked Aug. 2 to Professor Cheryl Hanna about the retirement of Vermont Supreme Court Justice Denise Johnson and the process of choosing the next justice, the timeline and some possible nominees.
  • WPTZ spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on Aug. 2 about double jeopardy preventing the prosecution of a Vermont man who allegedly confessed to a murder.
  • The Associated Press, whose story was picked up by Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes, CNBC, CBS MoneyWatch, Yahoo! News and other U.S. and international media, as well as the Burlington Free Press and other media, reported Aug. 1 on home energy efficiency studies supported by the Institute for Energy and the Environment.

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