Skip to comments.West Virginia Supreme Court Faces Impeachment Threat
Posted on 08/08/2018 1:50:54 AM PDT by Pontiac
West Virginia lawmakers voted to recommend the impeachment of all four sitting members of the states highest court on charges of abusing tax dollars for personal use.
The move Tuesday against the justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which observers called unprecedented for a states high court in the modern era, came after a weekslong legislative probe into spending practices that lawmakers said ran amok.
The Republican-led judiciary committee of the state House of Delegates accused each of the justices of violating their oaths by making unnecessary and lavish expenditures, including a combined $1.5 million to design and furnish their personal offices.
Other articles of impeachment charged justices with abusing travel budgets and accused the courts chief justice, Democrat Margaret Workman, with overpaying senior judges on lower courts in violation of a statutory salary cap.
None of the four justices responded to requests to comment.
The scandal has already resulted in criminal charges. Menis Ketchum II, a Democrat who resigned from the bench last month, has agreed to plead guilty to a single count of wire fraud, according to authorities. Prosecutors alleged he claimed fuel expenses for private travel, including trips to a private golf club.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
Must you post articles that require a subscription to read it?
But I do on occasion.
A simple search will find others I did do a search for other articles on the subject and they are local or state news.
I just happen to like the WSJ writing style and I subscribe for that reason.
I did find it odd that no one has posted anything about this for quite a while.
I am not even in or of WV and I find the story compelling
It should make it much less appealing to be a Democrat in WV
Well well well, look at the party involved. Not saying that some republicans don’t partake in uncontrolled personal spending using tax dollars as their personal bank account, but that is done far more often by democrats.
More judges need to be impeached anyway.
To vote for a Democrat in WV, I meant
Thanks Pontiac, good article excerpting.
Never. Although they are finally a right to work state, the generational gun grabber joe Manchin types are the best they have. Generational union slavery has created legions of people who will sell their souls and the souls of their children to sit at home and get paid.
Whenever I see any administration cozy up to Manchin I shudder.. he co authored the most aggressive gun grabbing legislation of its time... and WV voted for him again.
Amen to that brother.
It would have been nice to link to a non-paywall article too, if you’d already done the searches: This one requires some reading (and scrolling) to get into the details, but gives a good amount of info.
Note that while (at the point I found the article) two articles of impeachment were rejected on close votes, and at least a couple were close in favor of impeachment, some were NOT close, with several Dems agreeing to impeach. Some of these judges are toast...
This is what the Pennsylvania legislature should have done to three members of the PA Supreme Court when the hack judges illegally ORDERED the state to change the redistricting maps to favor the rat party. All three should have been immediately arrested and sent to death row prison.
What? Somebody got a realllly nice double-wide? d;^)
West Virginia State Flower? Satellite dish
What's the difference in a divorce and a tornado in WV? Nothing. In either case, somebody loses a trailer.. d;^D /couldntresist
Good stuff, real creative.
Another Freeper posted using Firefox with Bypass Paywalls (add on) allows you to avoid most of the paywalls. It takes an extra step to open Firefox but I have found it to be extremely helpful. It’s absurd all these sites want me to pay upwards of $100 for a year’s subscription just to read one article.
Republican Justice involved in this scandal has already been suspended.
Fact is, the state is run by the UniParty.
A couple of federal judge impeachment scalps per year would do wonders.
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