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Supreme Court to hear challenges over 2 spots on court

September 20, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals members will hear arguments in the legal challenges to the eligibility of a congressman and a former state House speaker to serve on the court.

Court spokeswoman Jennifer Bundy told the Charleston Gazette-Mail two petitions challenging U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins’ and former House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead’s temporary appointments and Jenkins’ candidacy for election to the court have been combined into one case that’ll be on the court’s docket Monday.

Attorney Wayne King wants the court to direct the secretary of state to remove Jenkins’ name from the Nov. 6 ballot and the Division 2 race. Attorney William Schwartz wants Jenkins’ removed from the ballot and to stop the two from temporarily serving on the court.

Jenkins has called the petitions a desperate effort to keep him off the court.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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