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State Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher, standing, briefs students and teachers at Capital High School about the life of West Virginia’s first black attorney, J.R. Clifford. Starcher was at Capital High School on May 23 to help unveil the J.R. Clifford curriculum which will be used in high school history classes statewide starting in the Fall. Capital High juniors Edward Frederick, left, and Brandye Rispress, portrayed Clifford, and Carrie Williams, respectively, in an condensed, impromptu version of play Starcher’s law clerk, Tom Rodd, wrote about a Tucker County discrimination case Clifford argued before the Court in 1898. (Photo by Lawrence Smith)
CHARLESTON – With the help of teachers from across the state, a state Supreme Court justice is hoping that future generations of school children will come to know and appreciate the contributions made by West Virginia’s first black attorney sooner than he did.
CHARLESTON – One of the country’s largest natural gas producers will not construct a state-of-the-art building in Charleston to use as the head of its eastern operations, citing the state Supreme Court’s refusal to hear its appeal of a $405 million verdict against it.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia legislators violated state and national constitutions when they forced fathers facing felony child support charges to prove they couldn’t pay, the Supreme Court of Appeals decided May 23.
CHARLESTON – Huntington attorney Michael Markins, who stole about 150 e-mails from a firm where his wife worked, has lost his law license for two years.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear appeals in two big verdict cases that were among the largest in the nation last year. The Justices refused 5-0 a petition for appeal in the $404 million Roane … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal concerning the ouster of a Mingo County Commissioner.
CHARLESTON – Recently out of the hospital and defeated in the primary election, Cabell County Magistrate Alvie Qualls listened from his wheelchair as his attorney pleaded with the state Supreme Court to let her client remain on the bench.
CHARLESTON -– A free workshop titled “Basic Legal Research” will be presented by the West Virginia State Law Library. The workshop will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, in the State Law Library, located in Building 1, … Read More
CHARLESTON – A Williamson attorney had his day in court again. The last time the Supreme Court of Appeals gave William Duty one last chance to save his law license at oral arguments in January, he didn’t show up. The … Read More
CHARLESTON – The center of controversy on the state Supreme Court may have shifted to Justice Brent Benjamin.
CHARLESTON – When the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals gave William Duty of Williamson one last chance to save his law license at oral arguments in January, he didn’t show up. Now the Court has given Duty one more … Read More
CHARLESTON – Cabell County Magistrate Alvie Qualls, foggy from a stroke and weakening in heart and mind, reverted to an adolescent lusting for a ride down Snake Road.
CHARLESTON – Former Justice Margaret Workman and Huntington attorney Menis Ketchum earned the two Democratic nods Tuesday for seats on the state Supreme Court, relegating current Chief Justice Spike Maynard to third place.
CHARLESTON – A circuit judge on Monday denied The Associated Press’ wish to hammer out issues surrounding a denied request for a log of state Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard’s e-mails and phone calls before Tuesday’s primary election.
CHARLESTON – If ever the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals answered maybe instead of yes or no, they did it in the case of Wallie Blessing, who died building a bridge. The Justices on April 25 weakly reversed Kanawha … Read More