|The wheels have become wobbly on justice in the State of West Virginia.|
Allegations of lavish spending, misusing state resources and failing to properly administer the West Virginia Supreme Court, the state’s four remaining justices face possible impeachment after a historic vote in the House Judiciary Committee.
The panel passed 14 of 16 proposed articles of impeachment Tuesday that include Justices Allen Loughry, Margaret Workman, Robin Davis and Beth Walker.
It now goes to the full House for consideration during a special session that begins at 10 a.m. Monday. The Senate would then conduct a trial if the impeachment articles are approved.
Loughry, who wrote a book about WV's crooked politicians, is currently suspended from the court and was indicted on 23 federal charges, faces eight proposed articles of impeachment.
Workman and Davis each face four proposed articles of impeachment, and Walker faces two proposed articles of impeachment.
Because of the slowness in bringing the charges, Gov. Jim Justice will be able to appoint vacancies for the Supreme Court.