Category Archives: Judicial
News regarding judicial proceedings, decisions and cases throughout the state.
The Northern District of West Virginia has a new federal judge. Gina Groh was confirmed by the US Senate by a 95-2 vote on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Groh grew up in the Eastern Panhandle and was appointed to the 23rd judicial circuit court by Governor Joe Manchin. She also spent 8 years as a prosecuting attorney. Groh graduated from the WVU College of Law. Read the rest of this entry
The West Virginia Supreme Court recently upheld the WV House of Delegates controversial redistricting plan with a 4-1 vote. Justice Brent Benjamin was the sole dissenting voice. The courts rejected 5 legal challenges; three against the House of Delegates’ plan and two against the Senate’s. They found nothing in either the House or Senate plan that was not in-line with the state constitution. Read the rest of this entry