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October 7, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeal related to impeachment of W.Va. Supreme Court justices

West Virginia Record

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of the dismissal of the articles of impeachment against state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman, represented by West Virginia Managing Partner Marc Williams and his Nelson Mullins colleagues.

“With the order issued today by the Supreme Court of the United States not to review the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia invalidating the impeachment of Justice Workman, we are now able to bring this unfortunate circumstance to an end,” Williams told The West Virginia Record. “There is a significant lesson for everyone who has been impacted by this process. Impeachment is a mechanism that should be exercised with great restraint and, if necessary, in a way that guarantees due process to those involved.”

The appeals of the West Virginia Senate and the West Virginia House of Delegates against a state Supreme Court ruling regarding the impeachment of state Supreme Court Justice Workman were part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conference agenda Oct. 1. Both houses had appealed the state Supreme Court’s October 2018 decision saying the impeachment proceedings against Workman violated the separation of powers provision and Workman’s right to due process.

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