West Virginia

148 ABA Journal West Virginia articles.

West Virginia justice resigns after House votes to impeach entire state supreme court
Justice Robin Davis of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has resigned after the state’s House of Delegates voted Monday to impeach her and three other justices remaining on the court.
West Virginia House votes to impeach all 4 justices remaining on state supreme court
The West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday voted to impeach the four remaining justices on the state’s top court, including one who was suspended following his federal indictment in June.
Amid ‘atmosphere of entitlement,’ 4 remaining justices on top W.Va. court targeted for impeachment

Four justices remaining on West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals are accused of “unnecessary and lavish” spending in 14 draft articles of impeachment approved Tuesday by the state’s House Judiciary…

West Virginia’s top court loses 2 justices to indictment, abrupt retirement

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will have only three justices available to hear cases after one was suspended following an indictment and another announced his retirement in…

State supreme court justice accused of fraud, lying to federal agents in 22-count indictment
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on federal charges that stem from his alleged personal use of government property, including a historically significant desk.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Justice Department creates in-house team to monitor accuracy of forensic testimony in criminal cases

The Justice Department has created an internal team led by a former state prosecutor to monitor the accuracy of forensic testimony in criminal cases over an outside advisory group of…

Federal judge rejects plea deal in drug case, says trial can reveal ‘dark details’ of opioid crisis

A federal judge in West Virginia has refused to accept a plea deal in a drug case in hopes a trial will reveal “the dark details of drug distribution and…

Lawyer accused of overbilling state is on the lam, but follows prosecutor on Twitter

A West Virginia lawyer accused of billing the state for work never performed didn’t show up for his arraignment last summer, but he is following an assistant prosecutor on Twitter.

Lawyer accused of billing over 24 hours in a day suspended; but official said others were worse

West Virginia’s top court imposed a two-year suspension on a lawyer who submitted bills for court-appointed work for more than 24 hours a day on two different occasions.

The sanction…

Judge is suspended for campaign ad that was ‘in every sense, materially false’

A West Virginia judge has been suspended for two years and fined $15,000 for a campaign flier purporting to show his election opponent partying with President Barack Obama.

The Supreme…

Lawyer’s ‘free legal tips’ for clueless defendants are based on experience

West Virginia lawyer L. Scott Briscoe says he’s learned a few things during his 19 years of law practice. And he’s sharing those lessons on Facebook with a series of…

West Virginia law school will offer tuition break for nonresidents—under one condition

After an enrollment decrease, the West Virginia University College of Law is extending its in-state annual tuition of $16,000 to some nonresidents, beginning next fall.

To qualify for this “Loyalty…

Lawyer who fired gun in police standoff wants to switch to criminal law

A one-time government lawyer who defeated charges related to a police standoff wants to switch to criminal defense work.

Mark Bramble, accused of firing nearly 50 rounds from his…

Former mining CEO is sentenced to prison in safety case

A former mining executive has been sentenced to a year in prison for a misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal mine safety regulations.

U.S. District Judge Irene Berger, the daughter of…

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