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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.

Judge concurs with state Supreme Court decision supporting patient privacy

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — Back in May, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a ruling that Camden Clark Hospital wrongfully disclosed medical records involving mental health in a subpoena. Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman, sitting on the bench by special assignment in the case, agreed with the decision.

Ketchum resigns from state Supreme Court; retirement effective July 27

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 11, 2018

CHARLESTON – Me​nis Ketchum is retiring and resigning from the state Supreme Court. It's effective July 27.

Ohio magistrate suspended, indicted on wire fraud, tax fraud, bribery

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — An Ohio County magistrate has been suspended without pay after being indicted on charges of wire fraud, bribery and tax fraud.

Charleston attorney files pre-candidacy papers for state Supreme Court to fix the system

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney filed pre-candidacy papers for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last month in a bid to fix, what he calls, a broken system.

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.

Loughry's state suspension case put on hold pending outcome of federal charges

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board has issued a stay in the Judicial Disciplinary Counsel’s matter against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pending federal criminal charges.

Johnson gets new state government job, will draw $182K in salary and retirement

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – The former administrative director of the state Supreme Court has a new job with a new state agency, and he will be making nearly $182,000 in salary and retirement.

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.

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 Supreme Court annuls law license of Beckley attorney

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has annulled the law license of a Beckley attorney.

State Supreme Court rules Business Court case was properly dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a nearly-10-year-old case before the Business Court Division was rightfully dismissed.

Loughry pleads not guilty to federal charges; trial scheduled to begin Aug. 28

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pleaded not guilty to the charges in the 22-count federal criminal indictment unsealed earlier this week.

Stuart won't close the door on more state Supreme Court charges

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart indicated there might be more federal charges related to the state Supreme Court.

Loughry indictment details federal accusations

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The unsealed federal indictment against state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry includes details of what federal agents learned during their investigation.

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.

Loughry indicted on 22 federal counts, including lying to federal agents and witness tampering

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 20, 2018

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been indicted on federal charges today, on West Virginia Day, on 22 federal counts, which could mean fines of $5.5 million and jail time.

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