Special Election announced to fill WV Supreme Court Seat

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The ongoing concerns over lavish spending in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals continue. Now Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) has made a move to help fill at least one of the seats recently left vacant.

On Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018, Justice Robin Davis announced she will be retiring from the Supreme Court.  This came just one day after the House of Delegates voted to begin impeachment proceedings against all four remaining justices, including Davis.

Some lawmakers had concerns about the timing of the process, because it would allow Gov. Justice to appoint all members of the court. During the afternoon on Tuesday, the Governor issued a proclamation that a special election would be held to fill Justice Robin Davis’ seat on the court.  

In the proclamation, it stated that the election would run at the same time as the general election. That is set to happen on Nov. 6, 2018.

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