Tuesday, January 15, 2008

WV in the News

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, namely.  More specifically, various national news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and The New York Times, have picked up on a story about a motion alleging Chief Justice Spike Maynard and Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship vacationed together in Monte Carlo while Massey was appealing a big case to the high court.  Massey later won its appeal, with Maynard's vote.   The WSJ Law Blog has a good summary of the situation up, with links to articles from other sources.

Maynard, a Democrat in name,  is up for reelection this year.  There are a whole lot of WV Dems who would love to see him get knocked off in the primary on May 13.   Expect some more shoes to drop in this story between now and then.

1 comment:

Quanda said...

Well written article.