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MORGANTOWN — So there’s not going to be a head-to-head debate between Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and NASA climate scientist James Hansen about global warning and coal mining.
CHARLESTON — In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin has announced former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will serve as honorary chairwoman of the governor’s special commission on the state court system.
MORGANTOWN — The United States Supreme Court’s decision that West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin should have stepped aside in cases involving Massey Energy resolves that particular issue, but it opens the door to many more disputes over when a judge should recuse himself.
“Hey, it’s Gary.” I heard that hundreds of times over the last 10 years when I answered the phone in my office. Read More
MORGANTOWN — A few of my lawyer friends have told me, only half-jokingly, that they prefer to argue before a judge who is fair … unless, of course, they can have a judge who favors their point of view.