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Justices to support Amendment 2, giving Legislature more oversight of court budget

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has voted to support the constitutional amendment that would give the state Legislature more oversight of the court system’s purse.

Democratic group sues Morrisey, AG's office for failing to fully respond to FOIA requests

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Democratic political group has filed a lawsuit claiming state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has failed to provide public records about its dealing with several drug companies.

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.

Jury says Loughry guilty on 11 federal counts

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — A federal jury returned a verdict on Friday, finding suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry II guilty on 11 counts and not guilty on 10 counts. The jury couldn't reach a decision on one count.

Kleeh confirmed as federal judge for West Virginia's Northern District

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — Morgantown attorney Tom Kleeh has been confirmed as a federal judge for West Virginia's Northern District.

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

JVAC to conduct interviews for Fayette Co., Northern Panhandle circuit openings later this month

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 11, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will conduct interviews for circuit court vacancies in the Northern Panhandle and Fayette County later this month.

Loughry case goes to jury after closing arguments

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — With closing arguments completed in suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry II's criminal case, the jury is now tasked with deciding his fate.

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.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid lawsuits should proceed, magistrate tells MDL judge

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 9, 2018

A magistrate judge recommended that a bellwether trial against the opioid industry proceed, rejecting nearly all the arguments presented by manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their motions to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits accusing them of causing a national crisis.

Manchin faces criticism for decision to confirm Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 8, 2018

When news of Sen. Joe Manchin's plan to vote for Kavanaugh came out, there were mixed reactions. But most people seemed to be unhappy with Manchin's decision.

Morrisey calls Manchin's decision to vote for Kavanaugh 'craven political calculation'

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he’ll vote to put federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court, and his election opponent says the senator simply caved to pressure from a majority of West Virginians.

Jurors hear audio of Loughry possibly tampering with witness about office renovation costs

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – Jurors heard testimony about possible witness tampering in the federal trial of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. @wvcourts

Benjamin testifies about Loughry feuding with Davis, others over use of court vehicles

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – A former state Supreme Court justice recalled feuding among the justices regarding use of state vehicles and a discussion with Justice Allen Loughry about an antique desk.

WVU law professor participates in Harvard symposium

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A law professor at West Virginia University College of Law recently spoke at a Harvard University symposium, featuring the topic of 2018 educator walkouts.

Scheduling order filed in Justice residency petition

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has entered a scheduling order, giving Gov. Jim Justice until Oct. 16 to respond to a petition challenging where he lives.

Loughry will take the stand in his federal trial; three charges dropped

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will take the stand in his federal trial.

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.

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