VLS in the News
Weeks of June 27-July 4
July 14, 2011
- National Defense Magazine ran an op-ed in its August issue by Zhen Zhang, a global energy fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environment, titled "Cohesive Cybersecurity Policy Needed For Electric Grid."
- The Hartford Courant talked to Professor Michael McCann on July 9 about whether former baseball star Roger Clemens should testify at his perjury trial over steroid allegations.
- E&E Daily talked to Adjunct Professor Jack Tuholske on July 8 about potential legal action over an oil pipeline spill in the Yellowstone River.
- In his Sports Illustrated column July 8, Professor Michael McCann analyzed a federal appeals court ruling that backed the NFL owners in their labor dispute with players.
- The Brattleboro Reformer spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on July 8 about the federal lawsuit over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
- Vermont Public Radio spoke with John Lamson '06 and Wynona Ward '98 on July 7 about federal funding cuts to their nonprofit group Have Justice Will Travel, which provides free legal services to domestic violence victims.
- The Burlington Free Press spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on July 6 about Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell's decision not to file perjury charges against Vermont Yankee officials.
- WBUR, Boston's NPR station, spoke with Professor Michael McCann on July 6 about the perfury trial of former Red Sox star Roger Clemens.
- In his Sports Illustrated column July 6, Professor Michael McCann discussed a Canadian doctor's plea deal for smuggling unapproved drugs into the U.S. and rendering medical services to athletes without a valid medical license.
- In his Sports Illustrated column on July 6, Professor Michael McCann discussed retired NFL players' claims of being ignored by NFL owners and current players who are negotiating a new labor deal.
- Seven Days talked to Professor Peter Teachout on July 6 about freedom of speech and Vermont's flag-desecration law.
- The Associated Press, Washington Post, ABA Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, New Orleans Times Picayune and other media nationwide reported July 5-6 on a lawsuit filed by Dee Jones '12, a blind student who is suing the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the Act Inc. testing company. The suit says they aren't providing the accommodations she needs to take the legal ethics exam all lawyers must take before they practice in Vermont and most other states.
- ULaw Today, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law's alumni magazine, talked to Associate Professor Hillary Hoffman about how she landed her job at VLS.
- Sports Illustrated.CNN Video and NBA TV had Professor Michael McCann as an in-studio host on July 4, providing commentary on the NBA labor dispute: NBA TV clip one, clip two, clip three.
- The New Yorker talked to sports agent Jim Munsey '84 about his client Sam Fuld of the Tampa Bay Rays, whose dramatic outfield catches have put him in the spotlight this summer.
- In his Sports Illustrated column July 4, Professor Michael McCann previewed the perjury trial of former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens. He also spoke with WEEI Sports Radio Network, where he discussed the possible jail time that Clemens faces.
- Carl Ponce '97, general coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy, discussed Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in an op-ed in the Latin American Herald Tribune on July 3.
- WAMC Northeast Public Radio spoke with Assistant Professor Don Kreis on July 1 about the Vermont Yankee federal lawsuit.
- The Burlington Free Press spoke June 30 with Robert Rachlin, a VLS trustee and visiting associate professor, about the death of John Downs, who helped to establish Vermont Law School and co-founded along with Rachlin the largest law firm in Vermont, Downs Rachlin Martin.
- Vermont Public Radio talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on June 29 about the similarities between the U.S. Supreme Court's free-speech decisions involving a California case and a Vermont case.
- Vermont Public Radio spoke with Professor Michael Dworkin on June 29 about competing offers from two Canada-based companies to take over Central Vermont Public Service.
- The Atlantic talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on June 28 about whether endangered species will be a prominent issue in the 2012 election season.
- The Tennessean, CBS Sports and Yahoo! Sports spoke with Professor Michael McCann on June 27 about the NFL labor dispute and whether the league can punish players who commit infractions during the work stoppage.
- The National Law Journal reported June 27 on Dean Jeff Shields' announcement that he will retire in August 2012.
- VTDigger.org ran op-eds on June 27 by professors Don Kreis and Pat Parenteau from the VLS faculty commentary blog on the Vermont Yankee federal lawsuit.