Six Vermonters are awaiting a judge’s decision on their lawsuit against Gov. Phil Scott, Attorney General TJ Donovan and Health Commissioner Mark Levine for what they say is an egregious abuse of power to control people’s lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eighteen states filed a brief with the Supreme Court, asking the court to overtime an appeals court decision that allows a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Oakland to remain in state court. The cities sued to hold several major fossil fuel companies liable for the costs of global climate change.
The case is a significant win for the First Amendment and protection of religious speech on the campus of a public college. It portends more thoughtful administration of speech policies on campuses.
The Vermont Supreme Court has sided against a constitutional challenge to a 2018 state law banning standard capacity magazines, and now Vermont gun rights advocates may focus on a separate legal challenge — and one Second Amendment advocate says the issue could be headed for the federal courts.
My prediction is that the court will establish some kind of legal framework for the legitimate use of mail-in balloting that will protect the integrity of the election process but also allow for the accessibility that mail-in balloting provides.
While the court blocked California from enforcing its total ban on in-person worship in Newsom’s Blueprint, Tier 1 restrictions, it allowed California to impose a 25 percent capacity for houses of worship located in the tier. It also allowed the governor’s ban on singing and chanting to continue, noting that the singing ban could be addressed later.
Proponents of “decarceration” want to eliminate the “inhumanity of incarceration” in favor of the inhumanity of unleashing dangerous predators to reoffend.
In a situation where a part of the illegal activity occurred in Vermont or otherwise had a connection to Vermont — such as an individual conspiring in Vermont to commit a federal crime in Washington, D.C., and then traveling to D.C. and committing that crime — then there would be venue in federal court in Vermont.
A group of Vermont parents are suing the state and local school districts over unequal access to education under the state’s 150-year-old Town Tuitioning system.
“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution,” the nation’s highest court wrote in an unsigned ruling released Friday evening.
What Texas says is all of those changes in the rules and all of the ballots that were cast according to those changes in the rules were all invalid votes, and that therefore the Electoral College votes of those four states should not be allowed to be counted.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with the attorneys general of 47 other states and the Federal Trade Commission, accuse Facebook of using its dominant market position to acquire and otherwise crush competitors, tactics that amount to monopolistic abuse that harm users.