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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.

Jenkins sworn in as justice, but legal challenge to his appointment might not be over

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – Evan Jenkins was sworn in as a state Supreme Court Justice, but a legal challenge to his appointment and his position on the Nov. 6 ballot might not be over.

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.

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.

Supreme Court dismisses writ challenging Jenkins, Armstead appointments

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Sep 24, 2018

CHARLESTON —Those challenging Gov. Jim Justice's appointments to replace former Justices Robin Jean Davis and Menis Ketchum argued in front of the West Virginia Supreme Court this morning.

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.

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