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Effort to remove convicted Justice Loughry from office continues


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is suspended without pay, impeached, and now convicted.

But he is still a justice on the state’s highest court, with a picture hanging outside the chambers, an office costing $363,000 in renovations and furnishings, and a bio on the supreme court’s website. And his impeachment trial has been stopped, likely leading to a new impeachment effort to force Loughry from the bench.

The members selected by the House of Delegates to act as prosecutors for any impeachment trial are considering asking Gov. Jim Justice to call the legislature back in special session to draft new articles of impeachment against Loughry focused in his federal conviction.

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