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State Judge Harry Hanna of our neighbor the Buckeye State made national headlines last week for taking a novel, if overdue, stance: Lawyers who lie and scheme in his court will lose the privilege of practicing before it. Read More
CHARLESTON — Just think: based upon comments by Delegate Carrie Webster (D-Kanawha), the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, she could potentially earn herself a nomination for the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s “Profiles In Courage” Award.
January ’tis the season for floating ambitious public policy ideas. And out of Charleston, 2007 won’t see a more important one than Del. Patrick Lane’s latest proposal to rein in the office of West Virginia’s Attorney General. Read More
CHARLESTON — When Joe Manchin came sweeping to office with a 69 percent win (a number everyone heard ad nauseum that first year), he made some aggressive moves with the privatization of Workers’ Comp leading the way.
We have a name we call private citizens who track alleged criminal offenders for cash.
HUNTINGTON — Last year, Marshall University announced its desire to pursue its own law school.
In 1998, as then-Circuit Judge Larry Starcher made a statewide case for why he deserved a promotion to West Virginia’s highest court, he was unabashed and candid about his loyalties. Read More
Memo to Jeff Jones, head of the personal injury bar in West Virginia: You are absolutely correct that “West Virginia is under assault.” Read More