U.S. Supreme Court News

Morrisey, Texas AG urge feds before climate summit

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 24, 2015

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

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 11, 2015

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

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 3, 2015

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

By Patrick Morrisey | Aug 25, 2015

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

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 14, 2015

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

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 29, 2015

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

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 22, 2015

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

Morrisey praises USSC ruling on church rights

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 19, 2015

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.

USSC ruling in Florida judge money case hits close to home

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 6, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld a Florida rule prohibiting judges and judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.

Morrisey lauds USSC decision to not review Cashcall case

By Chris Dickerson | May 4, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is pleased the U.S. Supreme Court has opted not to hear CashCall Inc.’s request for review of a state Supreme Court ruling.

Caperton-Massey case to be heard again

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 9, 2015

GRUNDY, Va. – A Virginia circuit judge has ordered a new trial in a high-profile case that, at times, has been heard by the United States, Virginia and West Virginia supreme courts.

Former WVU recruit sues NCAA

By John O'Brien | Nov 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Three former college athletes are the latest to file a class action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, claiming it and 11 athletic conferences have created a monopsony over college athletes.

Morrisey joins other AGs in push to help child porn victims

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 20, 2014

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently partnered with 43 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Judiciary Committees to vote on a bill that would improve restitution for victims of child pornography.

Morrisey, other officials say EPA definition of water makes no sense

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 10, 2014

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 10 other state attorneys general and six governors are challenging how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency plan to change the definition of “Waters of the United States.”

UPDATE: Morrisey, Tomblin say state will respect U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 10, 2014

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office will respect the decision of the United States Supreme Court regarding a lawsuit challenging the state's marriage laws.

Morrisey, other AGs file brief in Arizona First Amendment case

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 23, 2014

CHARLESTON — West Virginia's Patrick Morrisey and attorneys general from nine other states have weighed in on an Arizona First Amendment case before the United States Supreme Court.

State SupCo drew line on enforcing arbitration agreements in U-Haul case, attorneys say

By Amanda Robert | Sep 18, 2014

CHARLESTON – While the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently has found three types of arbitration agreements enforceable, the court may have actually found more room to determine that arbitration agreements never existed at all.

Arbitration issue coming into focus for W.Va. employers, attorney says

By Amanda Robert | Sep 10, 2014

CHARLESTON – A series of recent West Virginia Supreme Court decisions confirms that if employers carefully draft arbitration agreements that comply with the court’s case law, they will likely be enforced, according to one local attorney.

Sometimes being progressive means turning around

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 4, 2014

“We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.” – C.S. Lewis

W.Va. no longer an anti-arbitration state, attorney/blogger says

By Amanda Robert | Sep 2, 2014

CHARLESTON – In the past year, the West Virginia Supreme Court has issued three decisions that signify a potential shift in the state’s stance toward arbitration agreements.