West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News

Leaders praise Hutchison's Supreme Court appointment

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice.

Hutchison appointed to state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Raleigh Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court.

Governor appoints Nines, Ewing to circuit judge positions

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 11, 2018

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.

Supreme Court follies land state back on watch list

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 11, 2018

“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.

Webb wants to serve West Virginia again, this time on state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 7, 2018

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.”

Chiartas withdraws name from Supreme Court vacancy list, endorses Tabit for seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 6, 2018

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.

Former, future Supreme Court candidate Smith throws support behind Tabit for new vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 5, 2018

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.

Supreme Court chaos leaves West Virginia on ATRA's Judicial Hellhole Watch List

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

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.

17 apply for state Supreme Court seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – Seventeen people applied for the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court created by the resignation of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry.

Supreme Court won't hear petition regarding governor's residency; Delegate might file again

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.

Supreme Court reverses Wood Circuit Court decision

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 28, 2018

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.

State high court backs University Park in tax dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 24, 2018

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.

State Supreme Court won't rehear case involving impeachment of justices

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 23, 2018

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.

JVAC taking applications for vacant state Supreme Court seat, new circuit judge spot

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 20, 2018

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.

Prosecutors call Loughry 'vindictive and vengeful' in response to motion for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2018

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.”

JVAC to meet to establish deadlines for filling Supreme Court vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 16, 2018

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.

Allen Loughry’s long goodbye

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 13, 2018

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.

Loughry resigns from Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – Allen Loughry has resigned from the West Virginia Supreme Court. Gov. Jim Justice announced Nov. 10 he had received Loughry's resignation letter.

Supreme Court gives Morrisey deadline to comply with FOIA

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2018

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.

Legislature will hear new impeachment article against Loughry next week

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2018

CHARLESTON​​​​ – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will go before lawmakers next week.

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