West Virginia’s Supreme Court impeachment process remains in limbo today after the state Senate was unable to begin a second impeachment trial yesterday.
The Senate met Monday, but the presiding judge, as well as Chief Justice Maragret Workman, did not show up. Chief Justice Workman is facing trial as well.
They refused to attend after the acting state Supreme Court ruled the process was unconstitutional.
Many lawmakers also say suspended Justice Allen Loughry must be dealt with after 11 federal felony convictions on Friday.
“In light of the criminal conviction in federal court, I would think that we would need to come back into session and incorporate that conviction into some articles of impeachment or an article of impeachment,” said Del. Rodney Miller, (D) Boone
“We’d like the Court to reconsider their actions and make the House a party to this legal conversation I guess you could say. So there is the possibility that will happen,” said State Sen. Ryan Ferns, (R) Ohio – Majority Leader
In the meantime, the impeachment trial of retired Justice Robin Davis has been delayed indefinitely. Davis was supposed to face trial on October 29. The entire impeachment process could wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
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