March 10, 1990 |
The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld the 1988 drug conviction of John A. Zaccaro Jr., the son of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro.
December 21, 1999 |
Vermont took a major step Monday toward becoming the first state to recognize "domestic partnerships" for same-sex couples that will carry the same legal protections as marriage. In a ruling hailed as a landmark by gay-rights advocates, the state Supreme Court said that Vermont must offer gay couples the "benefits and protections that flow from marriage." The court did not say how that must be done.
June 13, 1996 |
At first, authorities here responded in customary fashion to the report that reached them just before midnight on a bitterly cold Valentine's Day. Police rushed to the snow-covered downtown street where a semiconscious woman lay on a frozen bed of pine needles. They studied the drops of blood on a nearby wall, the drag marks etched in the hard earth, the multiple injuries about the 23-year-old's half-naked body.
January 30, 1987 |
Three of the five justices on Vermont's Supreme Court have been accused of judicial misconduct, and Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin asked them Thursday to step down until the charges are resolved. The allegations range from attempts to derail a criminal investigation against an assistant county judge to an effort to fire a court employee who rebuffed a sexual advance by one of the justices.
December 13, 1989 |
A federal appeals court ruled that the display of a 16-foot menorah in a Burlington, Vt., park is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of church and state. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a lower court's decision allowing the city to issue a permit to a Jewish group to erect the menorah in a park next to City Hall. The appeals judges based their decision on a U.S.
August 16, 1986 |
Three justices of the Vermont Supreme Court are under investigation for possible misconduct stemming from their relationship with a lower court judge who is also under scrutiny, it was reported Friday. Richard Mallary, vice chairman of the state Judicial Conduct Board, confirmed that the board decided this week to expand its probe of Chittenden County Assistant Judge Jane Wheel to include Justices Thomas Hayes, William Hill and Ernest Gibson III.