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CHARLESTON — Is it possible that Judge Jennifer Bailey Walker just awoke from a long slumber? Oh, say for at least four months?
CHARLESTON — This past regular session, I put forward a progressive legislative agenda that put West Virginia families, job creation and education first.
CHARLESTON — I never thought I’d say this, but boy-o-boy does the House of Delegates miss Bob Kiss.
In Pennsylvania, they’re calling it “pay to play.”
But here in West Virginia, when trial lawyers donate to politicians before getting no-bid contingency contracts worth millions, it’s just business as usual. Read More
CHARLESTON — I have had my problems with Jeff Kessler from time to time. But, especially considering his potential opponents in the Democratic primary in 2012, he would make a good candidate for Governor.
Dear Editor: It’s no secret that West Virginia’s unbalanced court system is a favorite place for personal injury lawyers to file thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits, including questionable and downright fraudulent cases. Not surprisingly, our state’s unfortunate rise to “most favored … Read More
Gov. Joe Manchin wants West Virginia to do more about legal reform. For this we’re encouraged. Read More
We often have a low opinion, and therefore only a modest expectation, of our politicians, but what happens when the politicians are judges or judicial candidates?
Dear Editor: The term “judge” is defined as a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law: a magistrate charged with the administration of justice. On April 2nd, I took a bold step in my … Read More
The conference was in a tony hotel in Beverly Hills, California. And the lawyer was from a tony corner of South Carolina. Read More
By CARL L. ARMOUR, Ph.D. According to widely disseminated national information, West Virginia ranks near the bottom among the 50 states for the reputation of our legal system. In the American Tort Reform Association’s (ATRA) Dec. 16, 2008, news release, … Read More