CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s interim administrative director says the impeachment proceedings being conducted by the Legislature is “a full-fledged fishing expedition.”
West Virginia House of Delegates News
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 – 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 – 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.
CHARLESTON – There’s an old episode of "The West Wing" in which the President stands in front of a crowd of students and tells them, “Decisions are made by those who show up.” It’s a truth I wish our Governor would learn and take to heart.
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 – State government and legal leaders again are calling for suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry to resign after a 22-count federal criminal indictment against him was unsealed.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders from both side of the aisle say state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry should resign immediately.
CHARLESTON – The second part of an audit of the state Supreme Court took another look at use of state vehicles by justices and staff as well as other issues.
CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.
CHARLESTON – The president of the West Virginia Senate says he is dismayed by the “constant revelations about inappropriate spending” at the state Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia Supreme Court justices may have violated the state Ethics Act by driving state vehicles for personal use, according to a legislative audit.
House Bill 4009, capping the amount of settlement funds that the state Attorney General’s office can keep in its consumer protection fund, passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins, but was vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice.
CHARLESTON – Those invested in the state’s legal system saw most court-related legislation take a backseat this session to the teacher work stoppage and subsequent pay raise bill.
CHARLESTON – After being closed 13 days because of a teacher work stoppage, schools across West Virginia opened March 7.
CHARLESTON – Bail reform legislation to change how West Virginia magistrates set bond in misdemeanor criminal cases that passed the state House of Delegates will help fix a broken system, a civil liberties advocate said.
CHARLESTON – Two of the leading Republican candidates for Joe Manchin’s U.S. Senate seat continue to spar in a war of words.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping hope alive for legislation to end civil forfeiture without "real due process" in the state.
Ever since the departure of the previous state attorney general, whom they let do as he pleased for 20 years, the West Virginia House of Delegates has feigned concern that the reformer who replaced him might run amok. “Ironic” doesn't half describe it.