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The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but most workers make more than that, especially in the legal profession. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegals, law clerks, and court reporters average $20-25 an hour, while lawyers … Read More
MORGANTOWN — The constant refrain by those who believe the wealthy in this country should pay even more to the government is that they need to contribute their “fair share.” President Obama used that very term recently during his weekly radio address.
Dear Editor: Since the West Virginia Acting Governor now is proposing to reduce West Virginia’s repressive and regressive grocery tax by another one-half of 1 percent during the special session, will our legislative leadership be proposing an amendment to completely … Read More
Some legal cases make great movies. An underdog, or a group of underdogs, tries to right a wrong, but doesn’t have the money or know-how to make the case in court. Read More
Darrell McGraw is not a dumb guy. Fran Hughes is no slouch, either. You’d think they’d know that when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. Read More
HARPERS FERRY — In the ongoing legal fights against unchecked federal government regulation and authority, a state’s Attorney General should be on the front lines. From a constitutional perspective, an Attorney General is supposed to uphold the rule of law as the top legal officer and leading law enforcement official of a state. A successful Attorney General should be actively engaged in interpreting and challenging laws.
Dear Editor: My thanks to the West Virginia Supreme Court on their ruling on the Nursing Home Arbitration case. No one should be forced into binding arbitration in any situation, let alone as Justice Ketchum wrote while under the stressful … Read More