CHARLESTON – Robin Jean Davis has retired from the West Virginia Supreme Court, while Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker say they won't step down.
West Virginia State Senate News
CHARLESTON — State Senate president Mitch Carmichael says West Virginia is seeing an economic resurgence like never before.
WHEELING — A Democratic state Senate candidate and a Wheeling attorney who hosted a political fundraiser for him last month say having high school football players help park cars for the event doesn’t constitute a political endorsement by the school district.
CHARLESTON – During his campaign in 2016, President Trump ignited the people of this country with his simple, hopeful message: He promised that he would make America great again. He believed simple concepts like lower taxes, fewer job-killing regulations, and a consistent, principled Supreme Court would be cornerstones in writing America’s comeback story.
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 – 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 – 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 – A Logan man has filed a lawsuit against state Senator and U.S. Congress candidate Richard Ojeda after he was fired from his job after posting a video of Ojeda illegally passing a car.
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 – Now that the dust has settled, and the static has quieted a little, I think there’s an opportunity to reflect a little bit about the past couple of months in terms of wins and losses for our state’s taxpayers.
CHARLESTON – The second session of the 83rd Legislature of West Virginia concluded on March 10, and while the session was dominated by the teachers strike, there were several important pieces of legislation passed to benefit the citizens of West Virginia.