Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Housekeeping and Judicial History

Greetings Loyal Reader(s),

As you may have noticed, we have slowed postings down at SCOV Law for the past few weeks. Blame falls squarely on the twin gates of summer vacations and busy work schedules.  Do not fear!  We are sitting on a treasure trove of recent opinions and will be posting soon.  

In fact, we will soon have a full year of Vermont Supreme Court summaries available on-line!  A cause for celebration, we hope.  As well, there are plans for the return of several of our more popular lifestyle blogs including the Cultured Barrister and Davey Numberlady.

In the meantime, make plans to attend one of the best CLEs of the year this Friday, July 15th at 2pm at the Rutland Superior Court house (Civil division).  Vermont historian and occasional SCOV Law contributor Paul Gillies will be hosting the Vermont Judicial History Society's annual seminar/historic trial.  This year, the VJHS will be discussing and recreating the closing arguments from the famed Matthew Lyon trial.

No trial in Vermont's history has received as much national attention as this one. Roundly condemned as an obvious violation of the First Amendment, the Lyon trial and imprisonment are today regarded as beyond the limits of constitutional tolerance.

Come join in the fun and observe history in the re-creation.  

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