West Virginia Impeaches all State Supreme Court Justices - State and Federal Communications

August 14, 2018  •  

West Virginia Impeaches all State Supreme Court Justices

The House of Delegates voted to impeach all remaining four justices on the state Supreme Court of Appeals. Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Allen Loughry, Robin Davis, and Elizabeth Walker will face an impeachment trial in the Senate.

The justices face articles of impeachment for corruption, maladministration, incompetency, neglect of duty, and other high offenses. The fifth justice, Menis Ketchum, resigned in July and avoided becoming a subject of the articles of impeachment.

If the remaining justices are found to have committed the impeachable offenses and removed from office, Gov. Justice will appoint interim justices and call for a special election in May 2020.

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