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1871

The Flick Amendment was passed restoring voting rights for ex-Confederates

Other events that happened on or around 1871

Dec 26, 1872

West Virginia's new constitution abandons the township system and reverts back to the Virginia county government system

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

1878

WVU created a "chair of law and equity" establishing the College of Law

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Nov 06, 1888

Nathan Goff Jr. lost West Virginia's controversial gubernatorial election to Aretas Brooks Fleming

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1888

Jan 15, 1890

Special session of legislature convened to determine the winner of the 1888 gubernatorial election

Other events that happened on or around January 15, 1890

1891

The "Australian" or standardized printed ballot was adopted in West Virginia

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1901

A constitutional amendment required voter registration

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Nov 04, 1902

First election that required voter registration

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1913

Supreme Court decisions on State ex rel. Nance v. Mays, Ex parte Jones, and Hatfield v. Graham were decided during the labor rebellion and accorded vast power to the executive branch to use martial law

Other events that happened on or around 1913

1921

Supreme Court ruling Ex parte Lavinder moderately tempered the power of the executive branch to use martial law

Other events that happened on or around 1921

Nov 08, 1932

The Tax Limitation Amendment was passed by voters

Other events that happened on or around November 08, 1932

1947

Supreme Court ruling West Virginia-Pittsburgh Coal Company v. Strong limited surface mining

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1964

Supreme Court ruling State ex rel. Smith v. Gore required equal apportionment in the election of delegates to a constitutional convention and derailed a move to draft a new state constitution

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1968

Legislature passed Modern Budget Amendment

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1970

Legislative Improvement Amendment ratified

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Nov 05, 1974

Voters ratified the Judicial Reorganization Amendment replacing j.p. courts and authorizing intermediate courts of appeal

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1974

1979

The court ruled that unequal per pupil funding among West Virginia counties violated the state constitution's mandate for a "thorough and efficient" school system in Pauley v. Kelly

Other events that happened on or around 1979

1980

Supreme Court ruled in State ex rel. Barker v. Manchin, regarding separation of powers among different branches of government

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1982

Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment that equalized and modernized the procedures for property tax assessments

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1983

State Supreme Court ruling Pittsburgh Elevator Company v. West Virginia Board of Regents permitted the legislature to waive the state's sovereign immunity

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1984

Supreme Court Ruling Allen v. West Virginia Human Rights Commission ordered state officials to ensure prompt consideration of human rights complaints

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1986

State Supreme Court ruling Crain v. Bordenkircher found that conditions at the state penitentiary failed to meet constitutional standards and led to the construction of a new prison

Other events that happened on or around 1986

Nov 08, 1988

Margaret Workman was elected first woman on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and first woman elected to statewide office in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around November 08, 1988

Sep 06, 1994

Franklin Cleckley was appointed to unexpired term on West Virginia Supreme Court

Nov 05, 1996

Franklin D. Cleckley left the Supreme Court

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1996

1999

Margaret Workman resigned from the state Supreme Court


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