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The Latest: West Virginia justice impeached on more charges
AP ^ | 08/13/18 | AP Staff

Posted on 08/13/2018 4:52:42 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Edited on 08/13/2018 5:23:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

7:30 p.m.

An indicted West Virginia Supreme Court justice has been impeached on four more charges, bringing the number of charges to six that he could face at trial in the state Senate.

The House of Delegates on Monday night impeached Justice Allen Loughry on a charge of lying to the House Finance Committee about his involvement in lavish office renovations.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: graft; impeachment; westvirginia

1 posted on 08/13/2018 4:52:42 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Are these judges appointed? By who? The Governor?

2 posted on 08/13/2018 4:55:18 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: yesthatjallen
Justice Beth Walker is the only current justice who had not been impeached.

Given the nature of the charges against the remaining justices, does that make her a graft dodger?

3 posted on 08/13/2018 5:00:15 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Godebert

Non-partisan (lol) election.

4 posted on 08/13/2018 5:20:30 PM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: MrEdd

Beth Walker might still be added to the list. The House of Delegates is still in session, and I think they may not have voted yet on the charges against Beth Walker.

She was the most recently elected justice, so she may not have had the time in office to accumulate the record of some of the other justices.

5 posted on 08/13/2018 5:31:05 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: yesthatjallen

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has a long and colorful history of skullduggery and shenanigans.

They are also known to so frequently ignore their own precedent that some of the lawyers arguing cases before them feel it is humorous to even quote state precedent to them since it will likely be brushed aside.

6 posted on 08/13/2018 5:36:35 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Sounds like members of our current crop of black-robed lawless tyrants.

7 posted on 08/13/2018 7:07:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at
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To: CaptainMorgantown

The updated article now says all 4 have been impeached.

8 posted on 08/13/2018 10:05:30 PM PDT by Paul R.
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