Guv names judge in Misch case to Vermont Supreme Court – Vermont Business Magazine

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Rutland native and former Killington ski lift operator Superior Court Judge William Cohen to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Marilyn Skoglund. Most recently, Cohen rejected a request to dismiss criminal charges against white nationalist Max Misch.

“Cohen grew up in Rutland and was educated through the Rutland public school system. He graduated Rutland High School in 1975, followed by a year as a chair lift operator for Killington Mountain Resorts. He then went on to obtain a BA in Environmental Science from George Washington University, and a JD from Vermont Law School.

“I am honored to serve the people of the State of Vermont and join an incredible team of justices on the Vermont Supreme Court,” said Cohen. “It has been my privilege to be a Vermont trial judge for the past 20 years and I will continue to work towards providing equal justice to all Vermonters as a member of the Vermont Supreme Court.” Cohen started his career as a deputy state’s attorney, followed by working in private practice in two separate law offices in Rutland. During this time, his focus was primarily on statewide civil litigation. In 1999, Cohen was appointed as a Superior Court judge. He is currently presiding as a judge in Bennington and Rutland counties.


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  • Richard Ley
    commented 2019-12-07 08:22:47 -0500
    Judge Cohen is a person who hates Donald Trump.

    He has a total liberal philosophy

    Another way for Governor Scott to load up the Supreme Court so they will favor his agenda