Category Archives: Cheryl Hanna

July 19, 2011, Cheryl Hanna: Preliminary Injunction Redux: Read the Footnotes

When my students first begin to study law, they have a tendency to focus on the holding of the case, such as “Preliminary Injunction Denied.” It’s like reading the headlines in a newspaper. But any good lawyer knows that the … Continue reading

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July 18, 2011, Cheryl Hanna: Interesting Article on Conflict Preemption on SCOTUS BLOG

While we all await Judge Murtha’s ruling in the preliminary injunction on the Vermont Yankee lawsuit—really, what is taking so long?—I thought our readers might be interested in the following post on Arizona v. United States: on SCOTUS blog: http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/07/arizona-v-united-states-narrowing-%E2%80%9Cprevent-or-frustrate%E2%80%9D-conflict-preemption/ … Continue reading

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July 8, 2011, Cheryl Hanna: Vermont Likely to Foot Legal Bill No Matter Who Wins

I and a faculty colleague recently received a question for a reader about Act 47 and the provision that gives Vermont the authority to bill back costs associated with litigation in state or federal courts that involve an entity holding … Continue reading

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June 30, 2011, Cheryl Hanna: Preemption Primer

At the heart of Entergy’s case is that federal law preempts Vermont from taking any action that would result in Vermont Yankee’s closure.  Earlier this week, Vermont Law School held a panel on the case, and in light of that … Continue reading

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June 15, 2011, Cheryl Hanna: States’ NIMBY Argument Unlikely to Prevail

Earlier this week, the state of Massachusetts filed a friend of the court brief supporting Vermont’s argument that federal law should not preempt the states from being able to regulate nuclear power plants within their borders, including refusing to re-license … Continue reading

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May 23, 2011, Cheryl Hanna: Entergy’s Lawyer

This commentary originally appeared on Vermont Public Radio (VPR) on May 23, 2011 (HOST)  The future of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant depends upon the outcome of Entergy v. Shumlin. Commentator and Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna introduces … Continue reading

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