US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to hold Vt hearing
RUTLAND, Vt.—The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is going to hold a hearing next month in Rutland in the newly renovated and restored Post Office and Court House in Rutland.
Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs, of the New York-based appeals court, said the Oct. 5 hearing before a three-judge panel will be the first time in the 123-year history of the appeals court that it will sit in Vermont.
The day before, the 2nd Circuit Committee on History, Commemorative Events and Civic Education will sponsor a Hands Lecture in the Paramount Theater in Rutland.
The lecture series is named after first cousins Learned and Augustus Hand, who sat on the 2nd Circuit for more than 30 years. Well-known speakers discuss topics of interest to the judiciary and lawyers who practice before the 2nd circuit.
In the Rutland lecture, University of Vermont Professor Frank Bryan will speak on "Why Political Systems Change: The Case of Vermont."
"In recent the years, our Court has occasionally held oral arguments in the districts outside Manhattan. We are delighted that our court will now be sitting in the District of Vermont for the first time and that Professor Bryan has agreed to deliver a Hands Lecture to mark the occasion," Jacobs said.
Following the lecture, there will be a reception on the lobby of Rutland's Paramount Theater.