CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice.
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CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Raleigh Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed two men to vacant circuit judge positions – Shawn David Nines of Thornton in the 19th Judicial Circuit and Thomas Ewing in the 12th Judicial Circuit.
“The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals experienced a tumultuous year with justices being charged with unnecessary and lavish spending of taxpayer dollars, followed by the Legislature calling for impeachment of all five justices,”said ATRA President Tiger Joyce.
CHARLESTON – In 1873, naturalist and preservationist John Muir famously wrote, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” Rusty Webb now feels a similar pull. But he might write, “The Mountain State is calling, and I must go.”
Charleston attorney Gregory Chiartas submitted a letter Dec. 6 to the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission withdrawing from the process. And in his letter, he threw his support to Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit for the position.
CHARLESTON – Just a month ago, Charleston attorney Dennise Smith and Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit both were fighting to win spots on the state Supreme Court. Now, Smith is throwing her support behind Tabit to temporarily fill another seat on the court.
WASHINGTON – West Virginia is on the Watch List for this year's Judicial Hellholes report because of the yearlong drama that has surrounded the state Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON – Seventeen people applied for the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court created by the resignation of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a memorandum decision agreeing that Amedisys West Virginia failed to establish that its former employee acted in bad faith.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has found in favor of University Park on an appeal involving University Park at Evansdale's tax dispute.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will not rehear a case in which it blocked the impeachment trials of four current and former state Supreme Court justices.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is now receiving applications for the vacancy on the state Supreme Court. It also is accepting applications for a circuit judge position in the state's 19th Judicial Circuit covering Barbour and Taylor counties. This new position was created by the state Legislature.
CHARLESTON – Federal prosecutors paint former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry as “vindictive and vengeful,” “not credible,” retaliatory and one who “would not hesitate to flex his power and authority to get what he wanted.”
CHARLESTON – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will meet Nov. 20 to set deadlines for the process of interviewing applicants for the vacant seat on the state Supreme Court.
Yes, Allen Loughry, the convicted and suspended state Supreme Court justice who looked like he’d never leave, is finally gone – from the Court, at least – but he’s liable to dominate headlines in state and local media for months to come.
CHARLESTON – Allen Loughry has resigned from the West Virginia Supreme Court. Gov. Jim Justice announced Nov. 10 he had received Loughry's resignation letter.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has until the end of November to file court documents in a case against him for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from more than one year ago.
CHARLESTON – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will go before lawmakers next week.