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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.

Workman files petition saying impeachment process is flawed, needs to be halted

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 21, 2018

CHARLESTON –Chief Justice Margaret Workman says the impending state Supreme Court impeachment trials in the state Senate must be halted because the House of Delegates overstepped its bounds and tried to undermine the separation of powers of state government.

Court issues order asking to show cause regarding Jenkins, Armstead eligibility

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has issued an order saying a rule to show cause is needed in the case regarding the eligibility of two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on Jenkins, Armstead appointments Sept. 24

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 24 regarding the eligibility of the two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

Labor groups plan to file amicus briefs regarding Jenkins, Armstead appointments

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – At least two labor groups plan to file amicus briefs supporting petitions to nullify Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments of two Republicans to the state Supreme Court.

Caputo asks Justice to include Ketchum in articles of impeachment

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 14, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia House Minority Whip (D-Marion) Mike Caputo requested that Gov. Jim Justice issue a special session call to consider articles of impeachment against former Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum today.

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.

Hey. Judge Loughry, you’re not that smart, and we’re not that stupid!

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 11, 2018

We know how District Attorney Hamilton Burger of the Perry Mason TV show would react to self-serving but non-exculpatory statements like these. “Incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial,” he’d say, and the judge would agree: “Objection sustained.”

Impeachment trials for four state Supreme Court justices begin Oct. 1

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — An agreement that would have dismissed Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker from impending impeachment proceedings is off the table.

Legislative auditor releases fourth audit report on state Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 10, 2018

The Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the West Virginia Office of the Legislative Auditor published a new audit that expands on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals' $29 million spend down.

Clay Co. attorney files petition seeking to have Jenkins removed from SupCo ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Clay County attorney has asked the state Supreme Court to remove Evan Jenkins from the state Supreme Court ballot in the November election, saying he doesn’t meet the qualifications to be a justice.

Supreme Court candidate to file legal challenge to Jenkins, Armstead appointments

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who is seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court is ready to mount a legal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s temporary appointments to the court.

Attorneys seek to limit 'self-serving' statements by Loughry

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 4, 2018

CHARLESTON — Two assistant U.S. attorneys filed a motion in limine in suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's criminal case.

Neither Ketchum nor Davis have yet applied for retirement benefits with the state

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Neither of the two recently retired state Supreme Court justices have applied for retirement benefits.

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.

Putnam County attorney running for state Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 30, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Putnam County attorney has added his name to the list of candidates vying for a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court denies Blankenship's attempt to be on November ballot

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued an order today denying Don Blankenship's attempt to continue on the ballot in November as a member of the Constitution Party.

Supreme Court hears Blankenship's case to be on U.S. Senate election ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship took his fight to appear as a candidate for U.S. Senate on the November ballot to the state Supreme Court.

Democrats deride governor's Supreme Court appointments; GOP praises them

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 27, 2018

CHARLES​​​​​TON – Democratic House of Delegates members are critical of Gov. Jim Justice's appointment of two conservatives to temporary seats on the state Supreme Court.

Jenkins, Armstead appointed to temporary seats on state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 25, 2018

Gov. Justice appoints two conservatives to hear cases until November elections

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