09 June 2008

Justices Question Need for Another Court

Four of West Virginia's five Supreme Court justices expressed questions or concerns when asked by The Associated Press whether the state needs a midlevel appeals court.

Several have championed the concept after the high court unanimously "refused to hear two cases involving a combined $664 million in damages," AP reports.

A majority of the justices also said that such a course should not be pursued purely in reaction to those May refusals. ""Legislation strictly initiated by the most recent jarring headlines rarely results in good law," Justice Robin Davis told AP.

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