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West Virginia isn’t known for soybean farming. Until now, at least. Read More
MORGANTOWN — One of the beauties of the American court system is transparency. The vast majority of court proceedings are open to the public; court documents are a matter of public record; jurors are free to talk about their deliberations after the verdict is issued.
There may be something salutary about hair shirts, beds of nails and other instruments of self-mortification, but most people try to avoid pain and suffering. When it’s inflicted by a second party, they protest loudly and demand redress. Read More
WAYNE — It is with no little dismay that I note the number of candidates for political office who assert — even brag — they would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act if they are elected. In my view, that is a little like throwing your shoes away because the laces are too long.
Prior to the adoption of the 16th and 17th Amendments, our U.S. Constitution prohibited the imposition of a federal income tax and mandated that U.S. Senators be chosen by state legislators. Read More
CHARLESTON — “Justice for All” is more than just a slogan, a quick, neat way to indicate the diverse and lengthy list of supporters of my campaign for justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. It is also a kind of personal commitment, my heartfelt pledge by which I live. It is the only standard I have known, the fundamental ethic which I have kept every single day I have been fortunate enough to serve West Virginians from the bench. Read More
State Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s unrelenting efforts to avoid the consequences of his fiduciary shenanigans definitely are costly — even if comedic at times — and raise serious questions about the judgment of our chief law enforcement officer. Read More
MORGANTOWN — The latest TV ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee is the most direct indicator of Gov. Joe Manchin’s serious problem this election year.