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West Virginia Senate to begin first impeachment trial in over 140 years


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When members of the West Virginia Senate meet this week, it will be the first time the body has met as a jury to remove an elected official from office in 142 years.

This time, the Senate will make triple history when they consider articles of impeachment against not just one justice, but all three remaining elected justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

It’s a set of circumstances that Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, could never have predicted they would see in their lifetime.

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