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W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Workman to stand trial on impeachment Monday despite constitutional issues

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

Justice Margaret Workman 
(WV Legislature Photography photo by Will Price)

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Margaret Workman, chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, made state history by being elected as the first woman justice.

She might make history again if the Senate takes up the trial on the articles of impeachment adopted by the House of Delegates.

Workman’s trial was to begin 9 a.m. Monday, however, acting justices hearing a petition from her to block the trial ruled in her favor. In a decision released Friday, a panel of justices led by Harrison County Circuit Judge James Matish as acting chief justice ruled that the impeachment of Workman violated the separation of powers and didn’t follow the rules of procedure set by the House of Delegates.

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