Debriefing the 2022 WV Regular Legislative Session – Public Safety

Brian Skinner Courts, Law-enforcement, Legislation, Legislature

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. In terms of legislation affecting public safety, the West Virginia Legislature during its 2022 Regular Session made relatively few changes to the state’s criminal code, leaving a bill purporting to rewrite the criminal code (House Bill 2017) on the sidelines. The following is a summary of legislation passed this regular …Read More

State to Launch Intermediate Court of Appeals

Brian Skinner Courts, Justice, State Government

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. Gov. Jim Justice recently announced the state is accepting applications of candidates interested in serving as judges on the newly created Intermediate Court of Appeals. During the 2021 regular session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted Senate Bill 275, or the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021. Legislators debated an …Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court hears arguments in horizontal drilling taxation case involving Antero

Brian Skinner Courts, Gas and Oil, Tax Policy

WV News — By Matt Harvey — October 6, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday on whether oil and gas companies owe tax on items like sleeping quarters, rented portable toilets and industrial-size trash containers at horizontal drilling sites. At issue is a consumer sales tax assessment …Read More

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