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Intermediate appeals court bill passes W.Va. Senate


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel


State Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan
(News and Sentinel photo by Steven Allen Adams)

— The nearly decade-long effort to create an intermediate appeals court underneath the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals took one step closer to creation Monday.

The state Senate passed Senate Bill 266, the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, 17-16 Monday morning.

“There is one reason and one reason to do it only in my opinion…to allow the development of a broader body of jurisprudence than we have in this state,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Trump, R-Morgan, in an earlier interview.

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