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Blankenship's legal team files appeal petition with U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson May 26, 2017, 10:03am

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.

State Republican leaders praise confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Apr. 7, 2017, 3:21pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other Republicans praised the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Manchin joins the chorus in support of Gorsuch

The West Virginia Record Apr. 4, 2017, 11:25am

"We're getting Gorsuch as a justice "He's got a brilliant legal mind "Oh, Mama mia!

Manchin becomes first Democrat to say he'll vote for Gorsuch

Chris Dickerson Mar. 30, 2017, 7:13pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he will vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. Manchin made the announcement March 30, becoming the first Democrat to say he’d vote for President Trump’s nominee.

Gorsuch is the right choice for U.S. Supreme Court

Shelley Moore Capito Mar. 20, 2017, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON – Few individuals over the last century have impacted the American legal discourse as profoundly as the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

State GOP leaders urge confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Feb. 2, 2017, 12:09pm

CHARLESTON – Several West Virginia Republican leaders have voiced their support for President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S.

W.Va. assistant AG to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas

Dawn Geske Nov. 28, 2016, 1:34pm

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia assistant attorney general has been named as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

Morrisey leads push for U.S. SC review of school bathroom case

Chris Dickerson Oct. 13, 2016, 7:53am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Oct. 12 he is leading a 21-state coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and strike down a high-profile case regarding transgender rights.

AG's office secures $400M in e-book settlement with Apple

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2016, 1:12pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says state consumers soon will receive their portion of a $400 million e-book settlement between Apple Inc. and 33 states and territories.

Capito says EPA ‘skirting the law’ with continued implementation of stayed Clean Power Plan

Kyla Asbury Jun. 17, 2016, 12:13pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of its proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program, stating they are “skirting the law.”

Attorney General seeks millions in unclaimed funds lawsuit against Delaware

Kyla Asbury Jun. 9, 2016, 10:47am

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a 21-state coalition in filing suit in the U.S.

Morrisey claims victory in property rights case before U.S. Supreme Court

Kyla Asbury Jun. 1, 2016, 9:06am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is claiming victory with a unanimous decision from the U.S.

Senators file amicus brief over Obama immigration actions

Kyla Asbury Apr. 5, 2016, 1:04pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forty-three senators have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case challenging the Obama Administration’s immigration executive actions in support of an action by a majority of the nation’s governors and attorneys general of the states.

Morrisey, other AGs push to USSC to protect property rights

Chris Dickerson Mar. 3, 2016, 2:31pm

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.

U.S. SC vacates, remands W.Va. arbitration ruling

Chris Dickerson Mar. 2, 2016, 2:30pm

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.

Thank you, Justice Scalia

The West Virginia Record Feb. 16, 2016, 10:06am

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.

Morrisey: States have no legal obligation to comply with halted Clean Power Plan

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 12, 2016, 4:26pm

The attorney general, joined by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, sent a letter Friday to two groups representing state environmental and utility regulators across the nation, pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of the EPA’s new rule earlier this week.

U.S. SC sides with states, halts EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 10, 2016, 8:22am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hailed the high court’s decision to stay the agency’s new rule, calling it a “major victory” for Americans. The White House disagreed with the court’s order, but said it is confident the agency will prevail in the court challenge.

W.Va, other states file reply in Clean Power Plan stay request

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 9, 2016, 8:22am

The states contend that if left unstayed, the EPA’s new rule will force “massive and irreversible changes” in terms of state policies and resources, power plant shutdowns, and investments in wind and solar power.

Women sue coal company for refusal of same-sex spousal benefits

Kyla Asbury Dec. 23, 2015, 12:50pm

MOUNDSVILLE – Two women are suing the Marshall County Coal Company after they claim it refused to provide same-sex spousal benefits. Trustees of the UMWA Retirement Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Program, Murray American Energy Inc. Play 107 were also named as defendants in the suit. As of Nov. 7, 2014, Brittni Ann Rice became the lawful spouse of Jennifer Kay Riggle and, as Riggle was an employee of the coal company and a participant in a health benefit program offered by the company, it wa