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Morrisey urges Manchin to support Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Governor opposes U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that out-of-state retailers can collect state sales tax from customers, a decision opposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Supreme Court's union ruling won't have huge impact in West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

In Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector employees will no longer be forced to contribute to unions that represent them in collective bargaining agreements, but the landmark decision will have little impact on West Virginia.

Jenkins helps secure mine funding for West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON — Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has secured additional funding for West Virginia that will help to redevelop and repurpose abandoned mine lands that will help create more jobs for West Virginians.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio, West Virginia voter registration process

By Mac Warner | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court handed a victory to West Virginia’s efforts to run fair and clean elections. This victory goes to our 55 county clerks and our dedicated elections staff who work day in and day out to ensure the integrity of our voter registration system.

AG praises U.S. Supreme Court ruling in wedding cake case

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2018

Morrisey praises U.S. Supreme Court ruling in wedding cake case

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.

Encouraging entrepreneurship for military spouses

By Michelle Christian | May 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Each May we memorialize the men and women who sacrifice their lives defending our freedom. Often forgotten are the military spouses who give their all to maintain households and raise children.

EQT files lawsuit against WVDEP over royalty payments law

By Record staff | May 8, 2018

CLARKSBURG – EQT Production Company has filed a lawsuit against the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, claiming a new law protecting royalty payments is unconstitutional.

From Legal Newsline

More aggressive defenses expected in asbestos cases as new information emerges of other cancer causes

By John Breslin | Apr 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Companies named in asbestos lawsuits may employ more aggressive defenses as information emerges that other factors can cause the particular type of cancer that leads to the costliest settlements and verdicts.

Blankenship critical of Gazette editorial about him

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship has lashed out at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, calling the writer of a recent editorial an idiot.

Conservation organization accuses U.S. Fish & Wildlife of violating FOIA

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

ELKINS — A conservation organization is suing a federal agency, alleging violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

From Legal Newsline

Self-driving cars, thinking machines will test limits of tort law

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 20, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?

West Virginians have stopped singing the blues

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 11, 2018

The song "Happy Days," written at the outset of the Great Depression, became the campaign song for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first presidential bid in 1932, but it could have been applied to Donald Trump's campaign 84 years later.

Confidence and optimism for small businesses in tax season

By Michelle Christian | Apr 10, 2018

Tax season tends to bring out a sense of dread. Whether you’re a business owner gathering a year’s worth of receipts in a file box for your accountant or a family scratching out formulas at the kitchen table, the paperwork and the ever-nagging fear that you’ve forgotten something makes mid-April our least favorite time of year.

Morrisey, Jenkins both praise Trump's plan to fight opioid abuse

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two leading Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are hailing President Donald Trump’s plan to fight opioid abuse.

The Second Amendment must be respected, period

By Conrad Lucas | Mar 13, 2018

HUNTINGTON – There is no population in America more adamant about protecting our constitutional rights than West Virginians, and chief among these God-given rights is the Second Amendment. As a candidate for Congress in Southern West Virginia’s third district, my promise to the voters is this: I will always defend your right to keep and bear arms, and I pledge to be a tireless voice for our pro-gun values on every possible occasion.

From Legal Newsline

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

AGs push for swift passage of child pornography victim bill

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 6, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a group of 55 attorneys general in pushing the U.S. House of Representatives to support timely and meaningful restitution for victims of child pornography.

Senate approves bill that would create intermediate appellate court

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Senate has passed a bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia.

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