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CHARLESTON – Jurors who convicted Valerie Whittaker of killing Jerry Calvin Mills Jr. should have learned more about the abuse she suffered, according to a May 15 dissent from Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Joseph Albright.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – State Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin said he was honored to take part in a panel discussion about judicial elections at the National Press Club.
CHARLESTON – On May 31, the state Supreme Court Chamber will echo with discussion about Confederates and the Reconstruction, military tribunals, secret societies and even martial law. No, it isn’t some bizarre appeal of some 150-year-old case. It’s a lecture … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court on Monday gave a plaintiff’s medical expert a second chance to make a first impression, while a dissenting Chief Justice Robin Davis says the decision made bad law.
CHARLESTON – Putnam Circuit Judge O. C. Spaulding did not understand the meanings of “must” and “any,” all five Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals agreed in a May 10 decision. They held that Spaulding should have … Read More
CHARLESTON – It’s hard to tell if it’s the attorney or county commission member in Kent Carper talking when he’s asked about the constitutional challenge to the state’s new table games law. Read More
CHARLESTON – Electrician David Kyle cannot proceed with a lawsuit over a fireball that burned his face, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided May 15.
WHEELING – Three of West Virginia’s Supreme Court Justices were on hand May 16 for the Annual Judicial Update luncheon sponsored by the Wheeling-Area Chamber of Commerce.
CHARLESTON – Comic relief lightened the load of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals for a few minutes in recent oral arguments. Justices teased both attorneys May 9 in an appeal of a Roane County conviction for manufacture of … Read More
WHEELING -– Three West Virginia Supreme Court justices are scheduled to speak Wednesday at an event sponsored by the Wheeling-Area Chamber of Commerce.
GRUNDY, Va. – West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Larry V. Starcher gave the commencement address May 12 at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va.
CHARLESTON – Braxton County Magistrate Carolyn Cruickshanks cannot adequately defend herself against a criminal charge while suspended without pay, her attorney told the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. “We need the money to be able to mount a defense,” … Read More
CHARLESTON – Drivers of all terrain vehicles don’t need driver’s licenses in West Virginia, but Roane County prosecutor Mark Sergent believes that anyone who loses a driver’s license should lose the right to drive an ATV. On May 9 he … Read More
CHARLESTON – With elections approaching in four counties on whether to allow casino games at race tracks, a nonprofit group wants the Supreme Court of Appeals to declare the games unconstitutional. West Virginia Family Foundation has petitioned the Court to … Read More
CHARLESTON – It takes nerve to bring up new evidence after Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals have decided a case, and attorney Christopher Riley of Wheeling has nerve. He also may have a point. On May 7, Riley … Read More