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WVa House Panel votes to impeach WVa Supreme Court

solus

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Per NPR, quote:

West Virginia's House Judiciary Committee has adopted articles of impeachment against all four justices on the state's Supreme Court of Appeals, accusing the judges of a range of crimes and throwing the court's immediate future into disarray.

Approved on Tuesday afternoon, the articles of impeachment recommend that the entire bench — Chief Justice Margaret Workman, Justice Allen Loughry, Justice Robin Davis and Justice Elizabeth Walker – be impeached "for maladministration, corruption, incompetency, neglect of duty, and certain high crimes and misdemeanors."

By law, West Virginia has five Supreme Court justices, who are elected to 12-year terms. But the bench was reduced to four in July, when Justice Menis Ketchum resigned — abruptly announcing his retirement just as impeachment proceedings were set to begin.

Many of the articles take aim at Loughry — whom a federal grand jury indicted in June on a number of serious charges that include fraud, witness tampering and lying to federal investigators.

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/08/6367...upreme-court?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

now if the congress would contemplate the same on some our federal justices...hummm

 
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Wow. Talk about cleaning house. They're looking to impeach the *entire* supreme court!
 

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Impeachment not due to their anti-liberty rulings...impeachment over fraud, waste and abuse. The issue will now be, can West Virginia seat individual liberty respecting justices...unlikely but ya never know.

Every now and then a blind squirrel finds a nut.
 

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OC, I am sure the tremendous political suck up has already begun from those awaiting in the wings to replace the corrupt WVa SC justices.

Further, with a little luck balanced individuals will be paneled on the bench and not ‘smarter & wiser’ justices who are more overt in their illegal transactions so they don’t get caught! :eek:

I also hope, those leaving, er retiring, er resigning, are prosecuted and disbarred.
 

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OC, I am sure the tremendous political suck up has already begun from those awaiting in the wings to replace the corrupt WVa SC justices.

Further, with a little luck balanced individuals will be paneled on the bench and not ‘smarter & wiser’ justices who are more overt in their illegal transactions so they don’t get caught! :eek:

I also hope, those leaving, er retiring, er resigning, are prosecuted and disbarred.
While they are still alive!
 
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