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Supreme Court follies land state back on watch list

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 11, 2018

“The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals experienced a tumultuous year with justices being charged with unnecessary and lavish spending of taxpayer dollars, followed by the Legislature calling for impeachment of all five justices,”said ATRA President Tiger Joyce.

Hey, Jude, don’t make it bad!

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 4, 2018

Assuming the needle wasn’t planted there, you have to wonder how Taco Bell employees could have prevented some other patron or non-paying person from leaving it behind, or be discovered in time to harmed no one else.

When your number’s up ...

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 27, 2018

The Powerball jackpot was up to $700 million and it was the last day to buy a ticket. A set of numbers popped into your head: a combination of your age, your IQ, etc. Or maybe it was completely random, but something told you that this was your lucky day.

Big Jim is making himself look small

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 20, 2018

Prior to his recent retirement, 79-year-old Big Jim Hatfield had been Mingo County Clerk for 16 years. He assumed the position in 2002 at the age of 63, right about the time most people are retiring. Prior to that, he was a county commissioner and deputy sheriff. He is well known throughout Mingo County and the rest of southern West Virginia.

Allen Loughry’s long goodbye

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 13, 2018

Yes, Allen Loughry, the convicted and suspended state Supreme Court justice who looked like he’d never leave, is finally gone – from the Court, at least – but he’s liable to dominate headlines in state and local media for months to come.

Justice delayed could be justice avoided

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 6, 2018

Though they might ordinarily affirm the maxim that justice delayed is justice denied, our three convicted, suspended, and/or retired state Supreme Court justices seem none too eager to have justice applied to them. Perhaps they’re in no hurry and don’t mind waiting.

The House of Delegates should impeach themselves

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 31, 2018

It’s safe to assume that the members of our House of Delegates were taught a simple lesson numerous times while growing up: If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

Mr. Loughry, you need to leave

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 23, 2018

The convicted and suspended Supreme Court Justice apparently does not share the governor’s concern that our state’s reputation is being tarnished by the continuing drama.

State Senate should respect Supreme Court impeachment ruling

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 17, 2018

“If we do not stop the infighting, work together, and follow the rules ... we will destroy ourselves.”

Manchin’s vote: for Kavanaugh or for himself?

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 9, 2018

Thanks, in part, to Sen. Joe Manchin, Brett Kavanaugh is now a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Forty-nine other senators voted to confirm, but Manchin was the only Democrat. Still, if Manchin had voted no, Vice President Mike Pence could have broken the tie.

Patricia Saidi pins hope on potato chips payday

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 2, 2018

“Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts, and a prize – that’s what you get in Cracker Jack!” Kids today may not be familiar with that sing-song slogan, but Baby Boomers remember it well, even if they haven’t eaten any in years for fear of breaking teeth or dentures.

Workman argues that logic and common sense are not lawful

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 25, 2018

“On August 13, 2018, the West Virginia House of Delegates broke the law,” charges one of five state Supreme Court justices whose egregious misbehavior prompted the alleged law-breaking by the delegates. “On that day, the House adopted numerous Articles of Impeachment setting the petitioner to stand trial before the West Virginia Senate.”

$22 million in legal fees for them. But they did it for you

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 18, 2018

Roughly 200,000 plaintiffs will split $73 million in compensation for damages from the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. Roughly 20 law firms will split nearly a third as much in attorneys’ fees.

Hey. Judge Loughry, you’re not that smart, and we’re not that stupid!

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 11, 2018

We know how District Attorney Hamilton Burger of the Perry Mason TV show would react to self-serving but non-exculpatory statements like these. “Incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial,” he’d say, and the judge would agree: “Objection sustained.”

Let’s fight against fraud together

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 4, 2018

Let’s fight against fraud together @WestVirginiaAG

Economics isn’t all that complicated

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 28, 2018

Summer break’s over, ​​​​and it’s back-to-school time. How better to celebrate than with a pop quiz?

Hurry! Hurry! These supreme court seats won’t last long

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 21, 2018

Anybody else out there looking to be a state Supreme Court justice? Now’s your chance. You could hardly do worse than the incumbents.

Not so proud and haughty now

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 14, 2018

“Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Justice Davis joins Loughry on the hot seat

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 7, 2018

Justice Allen Loughry is not the only one under scrutiny during the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment proceedings. Justice Robin Davis’ “questionable behavior” has prompted one legal reformer to recommend additional lines of inquiry.

Allen Loughry doesn’t exert much influence anymore

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 31, 2018

More than $40,000 spent on “working lunches” during a five-year period. More than $100,000 spent framing photographs and artwork. More than $1.5 million spent renovating justices’ chambers, one third of which went to Robin Davis’ office alone.

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