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Sometimes, government officials don’t think through the implications of their decisions.
Chief Judge Spike Maynard certainly didn’t have to do it.
CHARLESTON — I recently traveled to Hampshire County and the historic city of Romney to discuss infrastructure needs with the county commission, area mayors and local officials. Like those from any county or city across our state or across the country, they have a priority list of worthwhile projects they’d like to see happen, and for which they’d like state assistance. Read More
CHARLESTON — Before we know it, we will be riveted on the annual celebration of the motion picture industry’s best work, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 24.
It’s an annual tradition in constitutional republics like ours: elected representatives gather and hold hearings to publicly scrutinize spending of our tax dollars before starting to shell them out. Read More
WHEELING — West Virginia is and always has been my home. West Virginia University is my University, and where I proudly earned my law degree. I am deeply saddened and troubled that WVU is allowing its reputation to be tarnished by what is perceived to be the granting of a degree to the Governor’s daughter that may not have been actually earned. Read More
CHARLESTON — Last week, I delivered my fourth State of the State address to West Virginians. I was pleased to share our significant progress and highlight the accomplishments we have made together.
It’s rare when a state Supreme Court Justice upbraids another state Supreme Court Justice publicly, straight from the bench. Read More
Huh? That was my reaction to Gov. Joe Manchin’s State of the State speech. Read More
When asked what was the biggest problem facing West Virginia’s court system, our state judges and magistrates were unanimous.
CHARLESTON — We are all familiar with the Constitutional guarantee to trail by a jury of our peers. It is brilliant principle of democracy to reflect the conscience of a community.
CHARLESTON — Last month, I joined representatives from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the West Virginia Department of Transportation to award more than $990,000 in Recreational Trail Program grant awards to 22 projects across our state.