West Virginia State Senate News

State Senate should respect Supreme Court impeachment ruling

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 17, 2018

“If we do not stop the infighting, work together, and follow the rules ... we will destroy ourselves.”

Davis's impeachment trial continued

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’s impeachment trial has been continued.

Following state Supreme Court ruling, Workman's impeachment trial doesn't begin

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – The impeachment trial of Chief Justice Margaret Workman didn’t begin as scheduled following a state Supreme Court ruling last week putting a stop to it.

Davis wants Workman ruling expanded to stop her impeachment trial, too

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former Justice Robin Jean Davis has asked the state Supreme Court to expand a ruling stopping Chief Justice Margaret Workman’s impeachment trial to her impending trial as well.

State Supreme Court puts stop to Workman's impeachment trial; Senate plans to appeal

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 11, 2018

State Supreme Court puts stop to Workman's impeachment trial; Senate plans to appeal @wvcourts @wvsenate @wvhouse

House board denies claims in Workman's impeachment motions, says lawmakers are acting properly

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – A House of Delegates board of managers handling the impeachment trials against four state Supreme Court justices has filed responses to Chief Justice Margaret Workman’s effort to have her case dismissed, saying the process is different than a typical judicial case.

Davis seeks federal injunction to stop her impeachment trial in state Senate

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Retired state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis is seeking a federal injunction to stop her scheduled impeachment trial in the state Senate.

Walker avoids removal from Supreme Court bench, state Senate votes 32-1 in her favor

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker will remain on the bench. After about two hours of deliberation, the state Senate – acting as the jury for the court of impeachment – voted 32-1 not to remove Walker from office.

Walker apologizes for 'mistakes' during testimony, says she still shouldn't be removed from bench

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker apologized to taxpayers and to lawmakers for “mistakes I made” that led to her being impeached and on trial for removal from the bench.

Workman says she's done nothing to warrant impeachment, feels targeted

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – Chief Justice Margaret Workman says she thinks she is the victim of a political witch hunt. She also says she has done nothing to warrant being impeached and possibly removed from the state Supreme Court.

Walker says she's 'ready, willing and eager' to start impeachment trial Monday

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 26, 2018

CHARLESTON — State Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker is ready to begin her impeachment trial.

Workman argues that logic and common sense are not lawful

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 25, 2018

“On August 13, 2018, the West Virginia House of Delegates broke the law,” charges one of five state Supreme Court justices whose egregious misbehavior prompted the alleged law-breaking by the delegates. “On that day, the House adopted numerous Articles of Impeachment setting the petitioner to stand trial before the West Virginia Senate.”

WV Citizens for Clean Elections circulates petition for clean court balloting

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 24, 2018

CHARLESTON — An organization is urging Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Senate to conduct clean, transparent and prompt special elections for vacancies on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Workman wants articles of impeachment against her dismissed, also seeks trial delay

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 24, 2018

CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Workman has filed motions with the state Senate to have the articles of impeachment against her dismissed.

Attorney seeks to nullify Justice's Supreme Court appointments and Jenkins' spot on ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who is seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court has filed a legal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s temporary appointments to the court and to Evan Jenkins’ qualifications to being a justice.

Republican Legislature has made tackling opioid epidemic a coordinated team effort

By Mike Maroney | Sep 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – In 2016, approximately 64,000 people died of a drug overdose. That’s more than the number of people that would fit into Milan Puskar Stadium. Of those deaths, close to 50,000 were caused by opioids. West Virginia has been the hardest hit state in this national epidemic, with a death rate of 52 people per 100,000.

Despite retirement, Davis receives summons for Senate impeachment trials

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis has been served a summons for the upcoming impeachment trial before the state Senate.

Hurry! Hurry! These supreme court seats won’t last long

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 21, 2018

Anybody else out there looking to be a state Supreme Court justice? Now’s your chance. You could hardly do worse than the incumbents.

Senate approves proposed rules for Supreme Court impeachment trials

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Senate has approved the proposed rules for the impeachment trials of three state Supreme Court justices.

Grand jury tacks on two more charges to Loughry's federal indictment

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two more charges have been added to the federal indictment against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

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