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Candidates File Precandidacy Papers for W.Va. Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Candidates are starting to line up for Supreme Court races next year in West Virginia. Three seats are up for grabs on May 12, 2020. Justice Margaret Workman’s 12-year term ends next year. Former House speaker Tim Armstead won a special election in November and is completing the 12-year term through… Read More

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US Prosecutor Concludes W.Va. Supreme Court Corruption Probe

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor has concluded a corruption investigation into the West Virginia Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a news release Thursday he is “hopeful that the period of uncertainty and taint” of the state Supreme Court has ended. Former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was sentenced last month… Read More

Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Sentenced

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars. A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced Allen Loughry on Wednesday. He was also ordered to pay $12,000 in fines, restitution and court costs. Loughry is scheduled to… Read More

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After Impeachment Scandal, W.Va. Court Issues New Policies

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has issued new administrative policies following an impeachment scandal last year. The policies released Monday address state-owned computer systems, the use of purchasing cards, court-owned equipment and other assets, court travel and accounting practices. Chief Justice Beth Walker says the policies are being posted on the… Read More

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West Va. Gov. Appoints Raleigh Judge To Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Raleigh County judge to serve a temporary term on the state Supreme Court. Justice announced on Wednesday he has appointed John A. Hutchison of Beckley to the high court. The court had a vacancy after the resignation of Justice Allen Loughry. Hutchison will… Read More

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West Virginia Senate Mulls Next Steps In Impeachment Drama

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The leader of West Virginia’s Senate is mulling his options after the state Supreme Court refused to revisit a ruling that halted the impeachment process of several justices. A panel of judicial stand-ins ruled Oct. 11 in favor of Justice Margaret Workman’s challenge of her impeachment. The decision also was applied… Read More