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Governor following the West Virginia legislature’s lead on supreme court impeachment standstill


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Gov. Jim Justice, rear, announces expansion of National Guard facilities at the former Hobet mine site in Boone County.
(News and Sentinel photo by Steven Allen Adams)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that he is letting the West Virginia Legislature decide the next steps after a ruling put a stop to the impeachment trials of two justices and one former justice of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

Justice made the comments during a press conference Monday at the Governor’s Reception Room at the state Capitol.

“I thought a lot about it. The Justice Loughry thing is terribly unfortunate in many ways. Especially unfortunate to the State of West Virginia,” Justice said.

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