By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County judge is still considering a motion by attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a case asking the court to force him to live in Charleston, but granted a motion Wednesday to halt discovery of documents and evidence.
Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King heard arguments for and against the motions presented by David Pogue and Mike Carey, representing Justice, and Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, who filed the third case against Justice in December.
Sponaugle is seeking a writ of mandamus, a ruling from the court ordering Justice to abide by the constitutional provision requiring executive branch elected officials to live in the seat of government in Charleston. Justice lives in Lewisburg in Greenbrier County.
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