West Virginia Record

Monday, July 15, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court

Recent News About U.S. Supreme Court

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Our View

    Thank you, Justice Scalia

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • AG's office reaches $13 million settlement with CashCall

    CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a $13 million settlement with CashCall, Inc., a non-bank private lender found to have engaged in abusive debt collections. The settlement, which was finalized last week in Kanawha Circuit Court, requires CashCall to make an immediate $10 million lump sum payment.

  • Morrisey, Texas AG urge feds before climate summit

    CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, together with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is calling upon U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to fully acknowledge the legal limits faced by President Obama’s environmental agenda as the secretary negotiates at the upcoming United Nations summit on climate change, also known as Paris 2015 and COP21.

  • Morrisey, other AGs ask Supreme Court to overturn court sovereignty ruling

    CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 44-state coalition asking the U.S.

  • Morrisey leads AG coalition to affirm Second Amendment rights

    CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is leading a coalition of 24 states in asking the U.S.

  • Why we're working to protect public meeting prayer

    CHARLESTON – Nearly 400 years ago, a small band of men and women set out across the Atlantic Ocean to create a place where they could freely express their faith without fear of government intervention or persecution.

  • Circuit judge announces retirement

    KEYSER - A circuit judge representing Grant, Mineral and Tucker Counties announced on July 13 that he was retiring after 17 years of service. Circuit Judge Phil Jordan notified Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin that he plans to retire on Dec. 31. "I hope to continue to serve the judicial system as a senior status judge, a mediator, and, perhaps, as an arbitrator," Jordan said in his letter to Tomblin. Jordan is a trained mediator. Jordan said he and his wife of 31 years, Wilma, also plan to travel. Tom

  • Caperton named as defendant in wrongful death suit

    BECKLEY – A man involved in one of the most publicized – and most tried – court cases in state history now finds himself the defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit. Hugh M.

  • Morrisey praises USSC ruling on church rights

    CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following statement Thursday applauding the unanimous U.S.

  • Morrisey praises USSC ruling on church rights

    CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following statement Thursday applauding the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision saying the First Amendment protects a church’s right to post a sign advertising its services.