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Robin Davis is a conflict of interest

The West Virginia Record Oct. 6, 2015, 9:38am

Judges should recuse themselves not only from cases in which they have a conflict of interest, but also from ones in which there may be even the appearance of impropriety.

Volkswagen's green victims

The West Virginia Record Sep. 30, 2015, 9:16am

Count on plaintiffs lawyers to make sure no corporate crisis goes to waste.

When bad things happen to be good

The West Virginia Record Sep. 22, 2015, 12:23pm

When bad things happen, it's only natural to think they're bad. After all, if they weren't bad, they'd be good – and you'd think they were good, not bad, and you might be right. Or, you might be wrong. Because things aren't always what they seem. Even when they are, you can't count on them staying that way.

West Virginia's Lawsuit Climate: Bad news, but then some good news

The West Virginia Record Sep. 15, 2015, 9:00am

La vie en rose. The world seen through rose-colored glasses, or glasses of rosé. It's a wonderful world, where everything turns out right (ultimately), the boy always gets the girl (eventually), and there's always a happy ending (if you last that long).

Getting to the root of the matter

The West Virginia Record Sep. 8, 2015, 2:58pm

You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself, provided you know how.

We're not the ones who need to move on

The West Virginia Record Sep. 1, 2015, 10:57am

Why are Americans still talking about slavery? Yes, and no. It has been a century and a half since the end of slavery in America. That's true enough. Should it have ended in our country sooner? Surely. Could it have? Maybe. Was it good that it finally ended when it did? Of course. We can all agree on that.

You can't hold back the tide, Mr. Morrisey!

The West Virginia Record Aug. 25, 2015, 10:21am

Some of us are old enough to remember when major American cities had multiple daily newspapers, all with different owners and different perspectives.

Counting the days until the EPA’s war on coal can be stopped

The West Virginia Record Aug. 18, 2015, 11:14am

It's more than 17 months away – more than 500 days, more than 12,000 hours – but it can't come soon enough.

Patrick Morrisey is keeping his promises

The West Virginia Record Aug. 11, 2015, 12:22pm

Promises, promises. That's pretty much all voters have to go on when a candidate runs for office the first time.  When seeking re-election, however, that same candidate has a record to run on. Voters can scrutinize that record and judge accordingly. Have the promises been kept, for instance? If not, why not?

The battle begins

The West Virginia Record Aug. 4, 2015, 10:55am

Two months ago, having concluded that its authority extends only to promulgated rules and not to proposed ones, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to conduct a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, as requested by Patrick Morrisey and 14 other state attorneys general.

Justice Robin Davis gets an ethics pass from her judicial peers

The West Virginia Record Jul. 28, 2015, 11:01am

Ah yes, the old double standard! We've all experienced it.

Enjoy the Charleston Gazette-Mail while you can

The West Virginia Record Jul. 21, 2015, 12:57pm

There was a time when many major cities in America had as many as half a dozen newspapers: two or three morning papers, two or three afternoon papers, with multiple editions published throughout the day.

Almost everyone is lauding this new law

The West Virginia Record Jun. 16, 2015, 1:26pm

It may take a while for the people at the West Virginia Association for Justice to acknowledge the numerous benefits that Senate Bill 411 will provide to the citizens of our state, assuming that some plaintiffs’ asbestos attorneys are capable of putting the public good above personal interests.

We don't want lawsuits that belong elsewhere

The West Virginia Record Jun. 9, 2015, 2:19pm

We have long contended that West Virginia courts should be for West Virginians. Of course, we're perfectly willing to make exceptions for out-of-state residents prosecuting claims against our citizens or business enterprises, but we have little use for litigants whose  lawsuits have no discernible or demonstrable connection to where the suit was filed.

No more public funding for self-promotion

The West Virginia Record Jun. 2, 2015, 12:23pm

Pens, mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, refrigerator magnets, sport bottles, drink insulators, mouse pads, flash drives, stress balls, key chains – there are so many things you can get your name, image, or slogan printed on.

No more public funding for self-promotion

The West Virginia Record Jun. 2, 2015, 12:11pm

Pens, mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, refrigerator magnets, sport bottles, drink insulators, mouse pads, flash drives, stress balls, key chains – there are so many things you can get your name, image, or slogan printed on.

The Three Mountaineer Musketeers

The West Virginia Record May 27, 2015, 8:40am

Our two U.S. senators and our state attorney general are standing up  against the bureaucratic tyrants in Washington who want to smother our coal industry with red tape.

This is your Supreme Court on drugs

The West Virginia Record May 19, 2015, 2:07pm

Don't you hate those which-came-first questions?

Some things aren't worth suing over

The West Virginia Record May 13, 2015, 9:22am

“Hello, everybody. Welcome to Grotesque Grocery Store Injuries, the show where people win prizes for gruesome injuries sustained during appalling accidents in food-shopping forums. I'm your host, Seymour Payne.

If you want to tell tall tales, join a liars club

The West Virginia Record May 5, 2015, 2:32pm

The tall tale is an American folklore favorite. We all know that even the most recklessly powerful man cannot ride a whirlwind or tie an alligator in knots, but a really good tall tale is so full of imaginative detail and emphatic false sincerity that we want to believe it anyway.