WVFA Fall 2018

28 West Virginia Forestry Association Mountain State Forestry  | Fall 2018 www.wvfa.org L E G I S L AT I O N IN A HISTORIC 14 HOUR FLOOR SESSION, the West Virginia House of Delegates have voted to impeach all four remaining Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court on 11 various Articles of Impeachment, covering allegations including wasteful spending, maladministration, incompetency, neglect of duty, and the improper payment of senior status Judges. Following this impeachment action by the House, Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis announced her immediate retirement from the Supreme Court today. Davis was the subject of several of the Articles of Impeachment approved by the House of Delegates. Davis has served as a Supreme Court Justice for 22 years. Her resignation means that the unexpired remainder of Davis’s term (six years remaining until 2024) will now appear on the ballot later this year in November 2018. This development also means that there will now be two (2) Supreme Court seats on the ballot this November—the unexpired two-year remainder of Justice Menis Ketchum’s term, as well as the remainder of Justice Davis’ term. WV Supreme Court Impeachments From the WV Chamber of Commerce WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS