U.S. Supreme Court News

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.

Morrisey leads amicus brief on states' ability to protect citizens

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2014

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

By Chris Dickerson | May 27, 2014

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

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 25, 2014

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

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 21, 2014

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

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 17, 2014

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

By John O'Brien | Dec 18, 2013

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

Coal company asks for U.S. SC review of EPA decision

By John O'Brien | Nov 15, 2013

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

Reining in the renegade bureaucrats in Washington

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 15, 2013

Insubordination is not something to be tolerated, whether in military or in civilian life. Subordinates who refuse to carry out legal and legitimate directives – or who make decisions or take action without authority - must be disciplined or terminated. If not, chaos eventually will ensue and the enterprise founder.

The furor over EPA overreach

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 18, 2013

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