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Morrisey, other states speak out in support of pregnancy center in free speech case

Carrie Salls Apr. 19, 2017, 12:43pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia is one of 10 states weighing in on a lawsuit filed against the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns Inc.’s free speech-related lawsuit against the city of Baltimore.

Blankenship's request for a full re-hearing denied by Fourth Circuit

Chris Dickerson Feb. 24, 2017, 8:24am

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court refuses to give Don Blankenship a full re-hearing of his appeal. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 24 denied a request by the former Massey Energy with a three-sentence order.

Panel denies Blankenship's appeal to have conviction overturned

Chris Dickerson Jan. 19, 2017, 9:30am

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship must serve the rest of his one-year term in federal prison. A federal appeals panel on Jan. 19 issued a ruling upholding Blankenship’s conviction from U.S. District Court in 2015. Blankenship, who was sentenced to a year in prison on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge for the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 miners, reported to Taft Federal Prison in California on May 12, 2016.

Appeals court upholds mountaintop removal ruling

Kyla Asbury Jan. 5, 2017, 2:55pm

CHARLESTON – The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling made by a West Virginia federal judge that coal operators in the state have to comply with water quality standards that limit the amount of pollution allowed in streams.