U.S. Supreme Court News

Manchin can support a stronger West Virginia

By Rebecca McPhail | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia’s economy recovers from years of federal regulatory overreach, the Mountain State received welcome news from President Donald Trump in the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh's nomination is part of Trump's dedication to America's comeback

By Mitch Carmichael | Jul 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – During his campaign in 2016, President Trump ignited the people of this country with his simple, hopeful message: He promised that he would make America great again. He believed simple concepts like lower taxes, fewer job-killing regulations, and a consistent, principled Supreme Court would be cornerstones in writing America’s comeback story.

Manchin should vote 'yes' to confirming Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

By Kent Leonhardt | Jul 23, 2018

With his recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy, President Trump is continuing his effort to make good by the American public. Now, it is time for Senator Joe Manchin to keep his promise and put West Virginians first by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Governor opposes U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that out-of-state retailers can collect state sales tax from customers, a decision opposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio, West Virginia voter registration process

By Mac Warner | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court handed a victory to West Virginia’s efforts to run fair and clean elections. This victory goes to our 55 county clerks and our dedicated elections staff who work day in and day out to ensure the integrity of our voter registration system.

AG praises U.S. Supreme Court ruling in wedding cake case

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2018

Morrisey praises U.S. Supreme Court ruling in wedding cake case

W.Va. ahead of the game when it comes to sports betting

By Chris Dickerson | May 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.

AG's office joins coalition in pro-farmer suit against Massachusetts

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 14, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is seeking to protect Mountain State farmers and c​​​​​onsumers by challenging a Massachusetts law that attempts to impose unlawful agricultural regulations on other states.

West Virginia Innocence Project working to overturn convicted rapist's conviction

By Karen Kidd | Dec 14, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Less than a month since a man who spent 20 years in prison for raping his 5-year-old daughter was freed, the director of the West Virginia Innocence Project explained why the program does what it does.

Charleston business owner wins SCOTUS patent case against Lexmark

By Carrie Salls | Dec 11, 2017

CHARLESTON – Eric Smith, the owner of Lexmark printer cartridge recycler Impression Products, feels that a May 2017 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that exempts entities who resell, refurbish and repair used products from patent laws is good for his industry as a whole.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Blankenship's appeal

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from Nicholas County judge

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – The​​​​ U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Nicholas Circuit Court Judge Stephen O. Callaghan. On Sept. 25, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court justices considered hearing arguments. They denied the petition on Oct. 2.

Blankenship says U.S. Supreme Court should hear appeal for future rulings

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team says the U.S. Supreme Court should hear his criminal appeal to ensure other corporate leaders don’t face similar prosecution for workplace safety violations in the future.

Morrisey leads coalition in U.S. Supreme Court filing on gun rights

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 28, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 21-state coalition in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the rights of gun owners in West Virginia and beyond.

SCOTUS ruling could blur line between separation of church and state

By Laura Halleman | Jul 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Supreme Court decision that requires Missouri to fund church preschools, just as they do other preschools, could change the way the court reviews the Establishment Clause and Religion Clauses.

Supreme Court grants extension for DOJ to respond to Blankenship appeal request

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has been given an extra month to respond to former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s request to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear an appeal of his conviction.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear voter removal case

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 1, 2017

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.

U.S. Supreme Court agrees with Charleston business regarding patent rights issue

By Kyla Asbury | May 31, 2017

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a Charleston business in a patents rights case filed by Lexmark against Impression Products in 2010. Lexmark sued Impression alleging patent infringement after Impression refilled and resold used Lexmark toner cartridges.

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

By Chris Dickerson | May 26, 2017

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

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 7, 2017

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.

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