CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today
issued a proclamation, after receiving a letter from Senate President Mitch
Carmichael and Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw, that rescinds the Special
Session of the Legislature called for Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
President and Speaker sent a joint letter to me Sunday that requested recension
of the Special Session due to the resignation of Allen Loughry from the West
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals,” said Gov. Justice. “I am more than happy to
do this. Rescinding the Special Session will save taxpayers thousands of dollars
and finally end this saga that brought so much unnecessary negative attention
and embarrassment to West Virginia. We are another step closer to restoring
honor and integrity to our highest court,” Gov. Justice added.
a doubt, the Governor’s action prompted a resolution to this judicial crisis
and saved us the pain and expense of another impeachment, said Senate President
Governor’s calling of the Special Session created an atmosphere that brought a
quick resolution to our state’s judicial nightmare and puts us on a path to restore
confidence in our court, said Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw.