So what if the state loses (yet again) -- AG Morrisey has a November election to think about?
Despite a long losing streak in judicial suits involving the Clean Power Plan, WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 24 other state attorney generals are trying an even more unlikely-to-win tactic -- going directly to the Supreme Court. As The Hill reported on Wednesday:
The state attorneys general leading the court fight . . .
A look at three stories you didn't see in the morning Intelligencer
The first story is obvious if you watched any non-Fox news yesterday or read any news online:
Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos
That's the headline found on many of the 6,000+ morning news sources that carried an AP report that begins:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury . . .
Here's the AP report from the morning Intelligencer:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's attorney general has accused one of the nation's largest drug wholesalers of flooding the state with tens of millions of doses of prescription pills in violation of state law.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday . . .
dealing with WV's drug problem
Amid all the "blame-Obama for drugs" hoopla that we got last week from state Republicans and our local "newspapers," none of the finger-pointers wanted to mention, let alone blame, the drug companies and their distributors for shipping pain pills into southern West Virginia in numbers that far exceeded the demand. At the . . .
Investigating Planned Parenthood
You had to figure that this was inevitable -- from Metro News about our needs-to-be-in-the-spotlight attorney general:
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is throwing his public support behind legislative efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood in West Virginia in the wake of questions about the organization’s alleged . . .
An AP story you won't see in the Wheeling "newspapers"
From the AP: "Feeling the Heat: Earth in July Was Hottest Month on Record"
Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.
West Virginia . . .
Expect front-page coverage on this one!
The Associated Press reported this morning:
Coal executive Robert Murray, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin and WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will speak at an Ohio County Republican event.
The Ohio County Republican Executive Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner will be July 22 at Wheeling Country Club. . . .