CHARLESTON — The third day of hearings regarding the possible impeachment of Supreme Court justices concluded after hearing testimony from four current court employees.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News
CHARLESTON – A federal grand jury had added another charge to suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's indictment.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s interim administrative director says the impeachment proceedings being conducted by the Legislature is “a full-fledged fishing expedition.”
CHARLESTON – Much of the questioning during the first day of impeachment proceedings against members of the state Supreme Court focused on vehicle use by Justice Robin Jean Davis and suspended Justice Allen Loughry.
CHARLESTON — Back in May, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a ruling that Camden Clark Hospital wrongfully disclosed medical records involving mental health in a subpoena. Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman, sitting on the bench by special assignment in the case, agreed with the decision.
CHARLESTON – Menis Ketchum is retiring and resigning from the state Supreme Court. It's effective July 27.
There’s something to be said for catharsis, not that anyone looks forward to it. In fact, most people do everything they can to avoid it. But, like banging your head against the wall, it does feel better when you’re through.
CHARLESTON — An Ohio County magistrate has been suspended without pay after being indicted on charges of wire fraud, bribery and tax fraud.
CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney filed pre-candidacy papers for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last month in a bid to fix, what he calls, a broken system.
CHARLESTON – An expert on judicial ethics says every day Allen Loughry remains on the state Supreme Court is a travesty, but he also thinks it’s good to remind people that impeachment can be a practical tool as well.
CHARLESTON – The House Judiciary Committee will resume work on Supreme Court impeachment proceedings on July 12.
CHARLESTON — A legislative audit was performed on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in an attempt to learn why the court had a surplus of nearly $29 million in 2012 and spent it down to approximately $333,000 by 2016.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board has issued a stay in the Judicial Disciplinary Counsel’s matter against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pending federal criminal charges.
CHARLESTON – The former administrative director of the state Supreme Court has a new job with a new state agency, and he will be making nearly $182,000 in salary and retirement.
CHARLESTON – Dan Greear has been appointed as the interim circuit judge in Kanawha County, taking over the seat vacated by former Judge Jim Stucky's retirement.
Despite his claims of innocence, suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry should resign “for the common good of the state, the court, and the judiciary.”
CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has voted 89-0 to give its Judiciary Committee the power to investigate impeachment of state Supreme Court justices.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the annulment of a Chapmanville attorney’s law license, stating that he preyed on a woman's vulnerability and violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has annulled the law license of a Beckley attorney.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a nearly-10-year-old case before the Business Court Division was rightfully dismissed.