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March 2010

  • The Randolph Herald on April 1 reported on the VLS women's rugby team holding two fundraisers to help local high school girls to attend summer sports camps.
  • Associate Professor Betsy Baker talked to The Canadian Press on March 31 about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks on Arctic issues.
  • Erica Lewis 1L wrote an op-ed column March 27 in vtdigger.org on the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
  • The Tampa Tribune talked to Associate Professor Michael McCann on March 26 about the debate over a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported March 26 that adjunct Professor Sheldon Novick received a Distinguished Law Alumni Award from the Washington University School of Law.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna discussed the University of Vermont women's basketball team in her March 25 commentary on VPR.
  • Dean Jeff Shields was included in a Chronicle of Higher Education story March 24 about college presidents who wear bow ties.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann was cited in a Slate.com story March 24 about an NBA contractual issue.
  • Vermont Law School's policy of banning military recruiters on campus until the "don't ask, don't tell" law is repealed was reported by The Wall Street Journal, Business Inder and Yahoo! Finance on March 24 and the National Law Journal on March 23.
  • Associate Professor Marc Mihaly talked to the Project GreenBag blog on March 23 about proposed bans of plastic bags.
  • The Rutland Herald quoted Professor Cheryl Hanna in a March 23 story on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not hear an appeal from a man on death row for killing a North Clarendon woman in 2000.
  • The National Law Journal talked to Associate Professor Jackie Gardina on March 22 about the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming hearing pitting the University of California Hastings College of the Law against the Christian Legal Society.
  • The Times Argus talked to Associate Professor David Mears on March 21 about Vermont Yankee's state permit to discharge heated water into the Connecticut River. The story also appeared in the Rutland Herald and Vermont Today.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna was included in a March 21 editorial in the Burlington Free Press about the Vermont Legislature's proposed ban on advertising and marking by Vermont hospitals.
  • The National Law Journal talked to Professor Jackie Gardina on March 18 about the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming hearing pitting the University of California Hastings College of the Law against the Christian Legal Society.
  • The Vermont Supreme Court's annual session at VLS on March 17 prompted a Rutland Herald story on the battle over a permit for Montpelier's wastewater treatment plant, which contributes phosphorous pollution to Lake Champlain.
  • The Vermont Supeme Court's session at VLS also drew widespread coverage by the AP, Boston Globe, Burlington Free Press, ABC 22, WPTZ and other news outlets, which reported on the appeal of a man convicted of murdering a University of Vermont student in 2006.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to New Hampshire Public Radio on March 17 about the EPA's efforts to clean up the Long Island Sound, in part, by reducing pollution from Vermont sewage treatment plants.
  • WCAX (CBS 3) covered the JAG/Solomon Amendment meeting on March 16 when a VLS panel discussed the school's ban of military recruiters on campus until the "don't ask, don't tell" law is repealed.
  • Mark Cooper's research on funding for nuclear power plants was cited March 14 and 15 by DemocraticUnderground.com. Cooper is a senior fellow for economic analysis at the VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • WCAX TV on March 15 covered the International Law Society's second annual Empty Bowl Benefit, which raised nearly $1,000 to combat hunger.
  • Newsday, VPR, the Boston Globe and other media carried an AP advance on March 13, 14 and 15 about the seven cases to be heard by the Vermont Supreme Court during its annual session at VLS on March 17.
  • In its March 14 academic round-up, the U.S. Supreme Court's blog (SCOTUSBlog) includes a new article in the Yale Law Journal by Associate Professor Michael McCann, who writes about the American Needle v. NFL anti-trust case.
  • The Rutland Herald did a story March 14 on a dispute over phosphorous pollution in Lake Champlain, which is one of the cases to be heard by the Vermont Supreme Court at VLS.
  • Assistant Professor Michele Martinez Campbell talked to the Keene Sentinel on March 11 about a death penalty case involving a federal kidnapping statute.
  • In an AP story on March 11 in the Oregonian and more than dozen other news outlets, Professor John Echeverria commented on an Oregon Supreme Court ruling on a Klamath Basin water dispute.
  • Bloomberg News quoted Associate Professor Michael McCann in March 9 and March 10 stories about an NFL player's lawsuit over leaked drug-test results.
  • The Valley News talked to Assistant Professor Michele Martinez Campbell on March 9 about the Brooke Bennett kidnapping case and jurisdictional issues pertaining to the Adam Walsh Act.
  • VPR talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on March 8 about the EPA's efforts to clean up the Long Island Sound, including asking sewage treatment plants in Vermont to help reduce nitrogen pollutants. The story also aired on New Hampshire Public Radio and Connecticut Public Radio.
  • Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford talked to Mother Jones on March 8 about President Obama's plan to finance construction of new nuclear power plants.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to the Boston Globe on March 8 about highly publicized errors in a landmark report about human-caused global warming.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann discussed the legal hazards of flying hotdogs in a post on the TortsProf Blog on March 8.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna spoke to WPTZ-TV on March 8 about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case involving an anti-gay church's protest at military funerals. Church members also have protested in Vermont.
  • The Burlington Free Press talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on March 7 about proposed legislation that would prohibit Vermont hospitals from spending money on advertising and marketing.
  • The Valley News profiled Associate Professor Jackie Gardina in a March 7 story that focused on her commitment to repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis urged Vermont lawmakers to emphasize government openness in a March 6 op-ed piece in vtdigger.org.
  • An ESPN story March 6 included Associate Professor Michael McCann, who discussed performance-enhancing drugs as part of a panel discussion at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis discussed nuclear power development with the Voice of America on March 5.
  • The Burlington Free Press reported March 4 and the AP on March 5 that the Vermont Supreme Court, durng its session at VLS on March 17, will hear an appeal from a man serving life imprisonment for murdering a University of Vermont student in 2006.
  • In a March 3 op-ed column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford wrote about the effort to repeal Minnesota's ban on new nuclear reactor construction.
  • Mark Cooper's research on funding for nuclear power was cited in a March 3 story in the Brattleboro Reformer. Cooper is a senior research fellow for economic analysis at the VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna wrote about women as judges in an op-ed piece March 3 in Seven Days. She also commented on the appointment of Christina Reiss as the first woman to serve on the federal bench in Vermont.
  • True/Slant talked to Associate Professor Michael McCann for a March 2 story on the legal woes of former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens.
  • Professor Michael Dworkin talked to WCAX-TV for a March 1 story on the possibility of Vermont Yankee going to federal court in an effort to be relicensed.