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Supreme Court of Appeals


1863

The Supreme Court of Appeals sat at Wheeling with three justices

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Aug 22, 1872

The new state constitution increased the number of Supreme Court justices and strengthened the justices of the peace

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Aug 06, 1873

The Supreme Court of Appeals met for the first time in Charles Town

1902

A constitutional amendment increased the Supreme Court of Appeals justices to five

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Nov 02, 1976

Sam Harshbarger, Darrell McGraw and Thomas Miller were elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals

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Jun 27, 1978

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided James Mandolidis, et al. v. Elkin Industries, Inc.

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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

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1981

State ex rel. Board of Education v. Rockefeller changed the financing of public schools

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1982

The Killen v. Logan County case changed policy regarding property tax assessment and appraisal methods

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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

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1986

The State Supreme Court ruled on Cook v. Heck's regarding the firing of workers

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Nov 08, 1988

Margaret Workman became the first woman justice and the first woman elected to statewide office in West Virginia

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1988

The Crain v. Bordenkircher case changed state policies regarding the prison system

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1989

The Crain v. Bordenkircher case changed state policies regarding the prison system

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Nov 02, 2004

Brent Benjamin was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals

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Nov 04, 2008

Margaret Workman was elected to the court for another term

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Mar 20, 2009

Justice Joseph P. Albright died

May, 2016

Beth Walker defeated Brent Benjamin in first nonpartisan election for Supreme Court

Other events that happened on or around May, 2016

Jun 20, 2018

A federal grand jury indicted Loughry on 22 counts including mail and wire fraud, witness tampering and making false statements

Jun 26, 2018

House of Delegates voted to begin an investigation into all justices of the Supreme Court to determine whether impeachment proceedings were justified

Jul 11, 2018

Menis Ketchum resigned from the Supreme Court

Jul 31, 2018

Menis Ketchum agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in a deal with federal prosecutors.

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Aug 07, 2018

House Judiciary Committee approved 14 articles of impeachment against the Supreme Court justices

Aug 10, 2018

Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul Farrell was appointed by Margaret Workman to serve on the court during Loughry’s suspension

Aug 13, 2018

House of Delegates adopted 11 articles of impeachment against all members of the Supreme Court

Aug 14, 2018

Justice Robin Davis resigned from the Supreme Court

Oct 12, 2018

A federal jury found Allen Loughry guilty of wire fraud, making false statements to federal investigators, witness tampering and mail fraud

Other events that happened on or around October 12, 2018

Nov 06, 2018

Evan Jenkins and Tim Armstead were elected to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 2018

Nov 10, 2018

Allen Loughry resigned from the Supreme Court


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