West Virginia Senate Introduces Agreement to Dismiss Impeachment Proceedings of Two State Supreme Court Justices

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September 11, 2018

An agreement has been introduced in the West Virginia Senate that would dismiss Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker from impeachment proceedings, the West Virginia Record reports.

The agreement was introduced this morning in a pre-trial hearing just before the Senate was about to start impeachment hearings for four justices. House Judiciary Chairman John Shott said the agreement includes public censure for both justices and would drop the articles of impeachment. 

Shott said it’s “pretty clear that there’s one party who is most culpable and our primary goal is to make sure that party is held accountable,” referring to suspended Justice Allen Loughry, who faces 25 federal charges including wire fraud and obstruction of justice.