The Law of the Hills

The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont by Paul S. Gilles is the first general history of the judicial branch in Vermont, chronicling its birth and development from the earliest settlement to the present. Covering dramatic events of the court’s past—including times when a constitutional uncertainty caused the entire court to resign, as well as armed capture of the court by angry “regulators”-- to the more structured court of today. In addition, biographical sketches of the 134 men and women who have served on the Vermont Supreme Court bring to life the personalities and judicial character that have shaped Vermont’s laws.

Paperback, 2019. $24.95

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