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|Current Court Information:|
|Vermont Supreme Court|
|Appointed by:||Howard Dean|
|Active:||1990 - present|
|Past post:||Vermont Human Rights Commission|
|Past term:||1988 - 1990|
|Undergraduate:||Southern Illinois University, 1971|
Justice Skoglund graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1971. In lieu of attending law school, she completed a law-office clerkship at the Office of the Attorney General, where she went on to serve as Assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Civil Law Division, and Chief of the Public Protection Division.
Justice Skoglund was appointed to the District Court in 1994, and became the second woman to serve as an Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court on August 27, 1997. Shortly after taking office, Justice Skoglund started the Art in the Supreme Court program, through which she has exhibited the work of more than fifty artists—mostly Vermonters. She served on the Board of the Vermont Bar Foundation until 2006. She currently serves on the board of the Justice for Children Task Force and as the Chair of the Court’s Judicial Education Committee.
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Skoglund received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -1.55, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -0.60 that justices received in Vermont. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- Vermont Supreme Court, Honorable Marilyn Skoglund, Associate Justice
- Project Vote Smart, Associate Justice Marilyn Skoglund (VT)
- Rutland Herald, "Vermont Supreme Court overturns hate-crimes injunction in Woodstock case," June 22, 2010
- Boston.com, "Vt. Supreme Court tosses sex conviction," August 29, 2008
- The Chronicle, "High court nixed flying pot search," April 9, 2008
- Vermont Woman, "In Chambers with Vermont's Supreme Court Justice Denise Johnson & Marilyn Skoglund"
Denise Johnson • Brian Burgess • Harrie Brigham Chase • Franklin Billings • James Holden • Geoffrey Crawford •