State attorneys general always have played a significant role on issues of national importance, as they hold a unique and powerful position in our federalist system of government. They exercise an independent authority separate and distinct from other organs of state government, including the governor.
WHEELING – The Northern Panhandle has lost one of its great citizens. Judge Arthur Recht, who just last Friday from the bench, bantered with lawyers and enjoyed himself to the fullest in his role as judge, passed away Sunday surrounded by his adoring family.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia continues to demonstrate to the rest of the country what a real constitutional crisis looks like.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner initiated an eight-week program called “Project Election Protection” to educate the public on election security, proper conduct during the election and illegal campaign activities.
CHARLESTON – For years, many people have claimed that in-person voter fraud was non-existent in this state. I and many others were certain that fraud and voter intimidation still exists within our borders.
Our county clerks lead the front-line efforts to provide secure and fair elections. Beyond the substantial duties and tasks undertaken by clerks during an election cycle, they are responsible throughout the year for voter registration, local campaign finance law compliance and maintaining an accurate and updated list of registered voters in their counties.
CHARLESTON – Democratic processes hinge on fair and free elections that represent the people’s choices to lead.
Federal court enjoins Fayette Co. from using zoning laws to interview with construction of compressor station
CHARLESTON – On Aug. 29, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting Mountain Valley Pipeline summary judgment and permanently the County Commission of Fayette County, West Virginia, from using a zoning ordinance to bar construction of the Stallworth Compressor Station.
CHARLESTON – If you have been injured due to another person’s careless, reckless, or deliberate act, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
CHARLESTON – In 2016, approximately 64,000 people died of a drug overdose. That’s more than the number of people that would fit into Milan Puskar Stadium. Of those deaths, close to 50,000 were caused by opioids. West Virginia has been the hardest hit state in this national epidemic, with a death rate of 52 people per 100,000.
MORGANTOWN – The opening sentences of Robin Davis’s letter of resignation as a state Supreme Court Justice read as follows: “I deliver this statement today in dismay, disbelief, and in sadness. I feel profound grief for the State of West Virginia given the current state of affairs.”
CHARLESTON – One of the most significant impacts that President Trump will have on America for decades to come is the ever-expanding mark of conservative appointments to federal judgeships across the country. The President is appointing jurists who understand that courts exist to interpret our Constitution and laws without attempting to set national policy.
Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act means more capital for growth
CHARLESTON – During his campaign in 2016, President Trump ignited the people of this country with his simple, hopeful message: He promised that he would make America great again. He believed simple concepts like lower taxes, fewer job-killing regulations, and a consistent, principled Supreme Court would be cornerstones in writing America’s comeback story.
With his recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy, President Trump is continuing his effort to make good by the American public. Now, it is time for Senator Joe Manchin to keep his promise and put West Virginians first by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.