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Charleston Daily Mail supports Morrisey’s recusal

Patrick Morrisey’s recusal is the right move

In just eight months on the job, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has recused himself from three state lawsuits. These cases involve companies his previous law firm had represented or organizations he or his wife had dealings with with before he become the state’s lead attorney.

Good for him. Better yet, good for the citizens of West Virginia.

Prior to being selected by the voters of the Mountain State, Morrisey worked for large law firms in Washington D.C.

In the most recent recusal reported by Daily Mail reporter Dave Boucher, Morrisey’s previous employer, King & Spalding, represented Bank of America, one of 20 financial institutions named in a 2010 lawsuit by the attorney general’s office.

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