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VT GOP PR - Two Strikes are Enough

posted at 5:33 pm Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Two Strikes are Enough

Montpelier, VTToday the United States Supreme Court struck down another Vermont law that former President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and the Democrat legislature crafted in 2007. This is the second Supreme Court case that Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell has lost - the last lawsuit, over Vermont's unconstitutional campaign finance law - cost Vermont taxpayers more than a million dollars in legal fees.  Vermont could suffer an even greater financial loss for this most recent case when the legal bills are added up:


McDonald said, "Today's big losers were Vermont taxpayers.  Governor Shumlin and Attorney General Sorrell's continued focus on pushing the constitutional envelop are costing Vermonters dearly.  The attorney general's office has spent close to half a million dollars according to various litigation reports, defending a law that many knew was unconstitutional. "

The impact of the data mining section of Act 80, which is the subject of today's Supreme Court decision was summed up in Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Majority Opinion, "Vermont's statute could be compared with a law prohibiting trade magazines from purchasing or using ink". 

Two strikes are enough.  This state cannot afford a third strike. 



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