Gov. Justice Rescinds Tuesday Special Session of the Legislature


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.


“The 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.


“Without 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 Mitch Carmichael.


“The 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.​

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