West Virginia House of Delegates News

Supreme Court says impeachment proceedings are a 'fishing expedition'

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s interim administrative director says the impeachment proceedings being conducted by the Legislature is “a full-fledged fishing expedition.”

First day of questions in impeachment hearings focus on vehicle use by Loughry, Davis

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

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.

Judicial ethics expert: Reminding people of impeachment powers in Loughry case is good

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 9, 2018

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.

House Judiciary to convene July 12 to continue Supreme Court impeachment proceedings

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – The House Judiciary Committee will resume work on Supreme Court impeachment proceedings on July 12.

Greear appointed as Kanawha interim circuit court judge

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

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.

Decisions are made by those who show up

By Eric Nelson | Jun 26, 2018

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.

House votes to consider impeachment of Loughry, possibly other Supreme Court justices

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 26, 2018

CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has voted 89-0 to give its Judiciary Committee the power to investigate impeachment of state Supreme Court justices.

State leaders saddened by Loughry indictment, some again call for his resignation or impeachment

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 20, 2018

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.

Governor, legislative leaders seek Loughry's immediate resignation or impeachment

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders from both side of the aisle say state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry should resign immediately.

Davis, Canterbury draw focus in second legislative audit report

By Chris Dickerson | May 21, 2018

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.

W.Va. ahead of the game when it comes to sports betting

By Chris Dickerson | May 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.

Carmichael calls state Supreme Court audit findings 'more of the same'

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – The president of the West Virginia Senate says he is dismayed by the “constant revelations about inappropriate spending” at the state Supreme Court.

Legislative audit focuses on state vehicle use by Ketchum, Loughry

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 16, 2018

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.

Solution: revise HB 4009 and pass it again

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2018

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.

Legal groups didn't see many successes in legislative session

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 13, 2018

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.

Statewide teacher work stoppage ends with 5 percent raise agreement

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – After being closed 13 days because of a teacher work stoppage, schools across West Virginia opened March 7.

Bail reform bill's passage step toward fixing 'broken' system, ACLU-WV policy director says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 23, 2018

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.

Jenkins, Morrisey go toe-to-toe over state's plan to stop drug problem

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two of the leading Republican candidates for Joe Manchin’s U.S. Senate seat continue to spar in a war of words.

Legislation to end civil forfeiture without due process will rise again, ACLU spokesman says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 21, 2018

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.

Winking at McGraw, scowling at Morrisey

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 20, 2018

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.

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