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Shorter Mike Myer: No one should question WV’s Supreme Court impeachment

Least of all a woman!

If you read Saturday’s Mike Myer column, “Conspiracy Claim Ridiculous,” our local editor argues that any argument that there was a political component to impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices is “ridiculous.”

His target is former WV Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis who, earlier this week, filed a federal lawsuit . . .

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September 30, 2018

Saturday morning Intelligencer front-page headline: “W.Va. Leaders Support Kavanaugh”

What would you expect from Republicans who think Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins are qualified to be WV Supreme Court justices?

I had two reactions to Ogden political reporter Steven Allen Adams’s front page article:

  1. Over half of the article comes from quotes from WV Republican legislative leaders Mitch Carmichael and Roger Hanshaw who both support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Who cares what the state’s Republican leaders think? Do they get a vote? . . .

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September 08, 2018

WV Governor Justice is “restoring confidence in the court” by appointing two Republican politicians with little or no legal experience

I’m sure that will do it, Governor!

Yesterday, Governor Justice made it official by appointing former House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins to temporarily fill the vacancies on the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Two Republican politicians?

Here are my two favorite sentences from the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of the . . .

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August 26, 2018

This morning's Intelligencer editorial thinks that West Virginia should "Clean Up Court Without Politics"

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On Thursday, I wrote about how rejected Republican senatorial candidate, Nobel-Peace-Prize-for-Trump booster, and West Virginia's current 3rd District Congressman, Evan Jenkins, was considering a run for West Virginia's Supreme Court. (See next post down.) I assumed that the Wheeling Intelligencer would cover that news on . . .

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August 04, 2018

Odds and ends from around the Web

WV Supremes, right-to-work, and where (not) to retire

The race for the West Virginia Supreme Court

This morning's Grist (via Mother Jones) has a good article on West Virginia Supreme Court politics. Here's a sample: (Note - Grist notes that Bailey is a lawyer who has fought coal companies.)

The number of twists and turns in this contest have made the outcome anyone . . .

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May 09, 2016

To mix some metaphors: Karma is a dish best served when it's on the other foot

Mike Myer worries that "we may have 12 years of regret"

This is from an Intelligencer editorial last June about the new non-partisan election of judges:

Funny thing about that old business of the shoe being on the other foot. Sometimes the fit is very good.

Among long-overdue changes West Virginia legislators approved this year was one involving elections for magistrates, circuit . . .

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April 30, 2016

Developments in the WV Supreme Court election

A post on the upcoming judicial election

Bringing Obama into the race

Taking advantage of the anti-Obama sentiment in the state (even if the president has nothing to do with the Supreme Court race), the Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative is running ads that link the president to State Supreme Court candidates Bill Wooten and Darrell . . .

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April 29, 2016

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