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Chief Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford of the United States district court of Vermont, who had declined the opportunity to view the murals on site, although he held the October 8 hearing at the VLS Moot court,  delivered his Summary Judgement on October 20, 2021.   

In this document, Judge Crawford, who, although he acknowledges the murals to be a work of stature,  gives the green light to the Vermont Law School to cover the 50 foot mural, The Underground Railroad, Vermont and the Fugitive Slave, by building a permanent wall enclosing the mural to keep it from view.  

According to Judge Crawford, erecting a wall made of acoustic panels is not a modification of the work of art, and therefore the  Visual Arts Right Act, VARA does not apply.

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Visualizing the reappearance of the Abolition panel

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