AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, WV
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SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia senators voted Tuesday to allow impeached state Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker to remain in office. The vote came on the same day jury selection began in the federal trial of suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
ELECTION 2018-STATE SUPREME COURTS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It’s not just the U.S. Supreme Court. The bitterly partisan fight over President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s highest court, and the questions it has raised about the judiciary’s independence, mirror what voters around the country are seeing in state supreme court races.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police say nine women who refused to leave a West Virginia senator’s office during a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been charged with trespassing.
—POLICE FIGHT-HUMAN SHIELD, from Morgantown: A West Virginia man denies using his 7-year-old daughter as a human shield.
—BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS, from Chester: Three West Virginia schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.
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