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West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Walker takes the stand in impeachment trial


The Register-Herald

Justice Beth Walker, right, the only justice to face a single charge of maladministration, took the stand Monday morning during day one of her impeachment trial.
(W.Va. Legislative Photography photo by Perry Bennett)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker said during her trial Monday that she regretted her role in excess spending by the court, but that her offenses don’t rise to the level of removal from office.

“I should have been a better steward of taxpayer dollars,” she said.

However, she added: “When I think about impeachment, I think about things like crimes and stealing and lying and corruption, and I don’t think I’ve done any of those things.”

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