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Tort law, despite a variety of abuses associated with it, makes perfect sense in principle. If somebody damages your person or property, that someone should be required to make restitution for the harm done. Read More
HUNTINGTON — Our Bill of Rights is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as American citizens. Americans celebrate their 1st Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, but what about their 7th Amendment rights? Read More
Dear Editor: There is definitely a missing link in our magistrate court system. My son was assaulted — police got witness statements and issued arrest warrant. The defendant posts bond and later arrives in court with his attorney and the … Read More
Wisconsin legislators who ignored their sworn duty and fled the state rather than cast losing votes against Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to moderate the power of public employee unions nevertheless managed to survive recent recall elections. Read More
MORGANTOWN — I miss Ronald Reagan. The great conservative voice of modern times managed to be principled without being churlish. His ideas were rooted in reason, not resentment.
You can’t blame a lawyer for wanting to make as much money per hour as possible, especially when a good job is done, but you have to wonder about an attorney who charges an exorbitant hourly rate for a bad job. Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Record recently published an editorial offering a “remedial civics lesson” for a dissenting Supreme Court Justice. The editorial suggests that the West Virginia Supreme Court “does not have the right to nullify or amend” a legislative act or “overrule the legislature.” Read More
CHARLESTON — The future success of West Virginia’s families and communities will rely on the success of our education systems. Broad-based collaboration aimed at fostering supportive communities that advance student achievement is an essential component in promoting the economic and cultural vitality of our state.
Most people would be proud to be a legislator, a governor or a judge. Each is a position of prestige and responsibility. Read More
CHARLESTON — The conception of political equality from the Declaration of Independence, to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to the Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth Amendments can mean only one thing — one person, one vote.