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USSC ruling in Florida judge money case hits close to home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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.

Their View: United States Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That Cell Phone Searches Require a Warrant in Riley v. California


Morrisey leads amicus brief on states' ability to protect citizens

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says West Virginia and a bipartisan group of 22 other states have filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a case that will determine how states choose to protect citizens’ health and safety.

Va. court awards Harman Mining $4M in Massey case

GRUNDY, Va. -- A Virginia jury awarded a $4 million verdict to a former coal company last week in a case that has been a focus of legal attention in West Virginia for more than 15 years.

U.S. SC won't hear Spruce Mine case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Supreme Court won't hear a case focusing on a West Virginia mine permit and the Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Second Amendment case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in a case that challenges the ability of legal gun owners to sell weapons to another person who can legally own firearms.

The outrage of Obamacare demands more than a letter of protest

The U.S. Congress passed and the U.S. Supreme Court so far has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but West Virginia and the other 49 states don’t have to mindlessly abide by it without challenge.

Morrisey, 26 other AGs come to support of mining company

The Spruce No. 1 Mine.Photo courtesy of Vivian Stockman/www.ohvec.org. Flyover courtesy of SouthWings.org.

U.S. SC hears arguments in lawsuit over cross-state air pollution regulations

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