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We were skeptical when Gov. Joe Manchin’s Independent Commission on Judicial Reform announced its recommendations. Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Business and Industry Council strongly supports Senate Bill 589, introduced by Senate Judiciary Chairman Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall.
Kids growing up in dysfunctional homes often have no idea how abnormal their families are. Read More
CHARLESTON — Winter has hit West Virginia hard this year.
In the 1938 Three Stooges comedy “Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb,” Curly wins a radio contest sponsored by “Coffin Nail” cigarettes. Read More
CHARLESTON — State Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum says when everyone else was watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, he was poring over legal documents.
Dear Editor: The West Virginia State Tax Department has made great strides in recent years to quickly process taxpayers’ personal income tax returns. However, there are several aspects of the annual tax filing season that causes some taxpayers to wait … Read More
Unlike most other states, West Virginia lacks an intermediate appellate court — and State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin wants to keep it that way. Her opinion is no doubt shared by attorneys who’ve prospered in our plaintiff-friendly lower courts, including her husband Scott Siegel. Read More
CHARLESTON — During his recent State-of-the-State address, Gov. Joe Manchin called for establishment of a right of appeal in West Virginia. West Virginia is the only state that does not provide a right of appeal from a final judgment in a lower court in either civil or criminal cases. This significantly tarnishes the state’s reputation in terms of its legal and judicial climate.