CHARLESTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding a state’s actions in maintaining voter registration lists. West Virginia, along with 14 other states, petitioned the court in support of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in March. The Supreme Court announced its agreement to hear the case on May 30.
WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team formally has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Attorneys for the former Massey Energy CEO filed the petition May 25 asking the Justices to take up an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction. They say the U.S. District Court in Charleston and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., both erred in rulings, and they claim Blankenship was a victim of politics.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 21-state bipartisan movement urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a lower court’s ruling that protects the rights of property owners nationwide. The coalition’s amicus, or friend of the court, brief says property owners are entitled to immediately challenge the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in court anytime its officials label someone’s property as a protected wetland.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated and remanded a 2015 arbitration ruling back to the West Virginia Supreme Court. Last year, the state Supreme Court ruled in the case of Schumacher Homes Inc. v. Spencer. In it, the Justices said the delegation provision in an arbitration clause does not clearly or unmistakably reflect an intention by the parties to assign to the arbitrator all questions about the enforceability of the clause.
One of the last acts of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia before his death last week was to explain high court’s majority view in granting a stay of the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, pending the outcome of a challenge now being considered by the U.S.