CHARLESTON — A state Judicial Hearing Board hearing about former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry scheduled for Jan. 14 has been postponed.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News
CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
WELCH – McDowell Judicial Circuit Judge Booker T. Stephens has announced his retirement, effective May 31.
CHARLESTON – The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 5.5 percent for judgments and decrees entered during the 2019 calendar year.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice is calling for the creation of an intermediate court of appeals in his annual State of the State address.
CHARLESTON – The 2019 Legislature now is in session, and those who follow the legal system are ready for a lively session.
CHARLESTON — A recent opinion by the state Judicial Investigation Commission says candidates should ask third parties to stop making misleading statements in election advertising.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court storm is over. That’s what Circuit Judge Alan Moats said Jan. 4 during the swearing in ceremony for new Justice John Hutchison.
CHARLESTON -- The new year brings several changes to courts across West Virginia.
CHARLESTON — Kanawha Family Court Judge Jim Douglas wants there to be someone on the West Virginia Supreme Court with family law experience, so he decided to run in the 2020 election for a seat on the bench.
MORGANTOWN – Monongalia Circuit Judge Russell M. Clawges Jr. is retiring next month. Clawges, who will turn 69 on Jan. 30, announced his retirement effective Jan. 31.
MARTINSBURG – One of the state's veteran circuit judges is retiring next month.
CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice.
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.