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June 2009

June 2009

  • Dr. Mark Cooper, the Institute for Energy and the Environment's Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis, presented the results of a study on potential economic effects of expansion of the U.S. nuclear industry, as reported on June 18 in multiple industry news outlets, including CNN Money and Your Industry News. Access a PDF of Cooper's report and audio from the press event at the IEE's website. The report sparked commentary on both sides of the issue in blogs and other online publications such as Counter Punch, The Free Press (not the Burlington newspaper), the Nuclear Green blog, and NEI Nuclear Notes (note: erroneously referred to as "Mark Miller").
  • Professor Michael McCann discusses, in his June 16 column, the potential of perjury charges against players like Sammy Sosa in the ongoing investigation of steroid use in MLB. Professor McCann's article is further discussed in a Wall Street Journal blog. Professor McCann's June 15 piece explores the possibilities of NFL sanctions against player Plaxico Burress before his trial September on criminal charges from an incident in November 2008.
  • Professor McCann is also quoted in this June 16 AM Law Daily article about the legal decision keeping the NHL Coyotes in Arizona.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna gives her impression of Sotomayor's character in this June 3 commentary for Seven Days.
  • Summer Session Professor Michael Bean, who teaches Biodiversity Protection in the a fourth session, has a new job. Read about it at Greenwire.
  • Kind words for Gus Speth as he steps down as dean of Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in the Yale Bulletin. Speth will join the Vermont Law School faculty in July 2010.
  • Give Professor Cheryl Hanna a break for her VPR commentary on June 8.
  • When St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa decided to sue Twitter because of false tweets sent under his name, the Associated Press turned to Professor Michael McCann for legal analysis of the case, which was settled out of court. The story appeared in at least two dozen news media nationwide on June 7 and 8. Click here to read the full story.
  • Professor Michele Martinez Campbell, who joins VLS in July as Visiting Assistant Professor, was interviewed June 5 on radio station WVOX 1460AM, a Fox affiliate in New Rochelle, New York, regarding, among other things, the Sotomayor nomination. WVOX broadcasts to Westchester, Nassau and Rockland counties of New York, as well as southern Connecticut and northern New Jersey. (Sorry, no online archive is available at this time.)
  • The Concord Monitor asked Professor Don Kreis to comment on New Hampshire Governor John Lynch's pick for a new Public Utilities Commissioner, Amy Ignatius. Click here to see the front page story from June 3.
  • Vermont Public Radio pointed out the Vermont Law School-Sotomayor connection and her visit to VLS to speak at the memorial to Judge James L. Oakes in November 2007. Click here to access this June 3 report.
  • Professor Patrick Parenteau comments in this Scientific American story about a recent compromise between the state of Kansas and Sunflower Electric Power Corp. that allows Sunflower to build and operate a new coal-fired power plant. (Click to page 2 of the story for Professor Parenteau's quote.)
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna expresses her hope for a female judge to be appointed to the Federal District Court seat being vacated by the retiring Judge Garvan Murtha in this opinion piece for the Burlington Free Press on May 31.

VLS Alumni in the News

  • Robin Curtiss '86 discusses a recent lead paint case settlement in this June 17 Lawyers and Settlements article.
  • The Indiana Gazette reports that Troy Frederick '07 has joined the law firm of Marcus and Mack in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
  • Eliza Meeker '07 recently became the first VLS graduate to pass the Paris Bar Exam, as noted in the June 4 Herald of Randolph (full story available for online viewing after June 11).
  • The Henderson (Nevada) City Council had kind words for Shauna M. Hughes '80 as she ended her term of 26 years as City Attorney, as reported here in The View.