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Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission process selects acting justices


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — This week could be the final week on the bench for Justices Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins, who were appointed to the court by Gov. Jim Justice.

Whoever wins the division 1 and 2 special election on Tuesday for West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will take office and be sworn in as soon as counties and the state certify the results of the election.

Armstead and Jenkins are candidates for division 1 and division 2, respectively, but the process for how Armstead and Jenkins were appointed to the court raised questions at the time from Democratic legislative leaders.

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