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West Virginia Senate OKs new appeals court

West Virginia’s Supreme Court, which currently appeals, has estimated it would cost $11.7 million the first year to establish the new court then about $10 million annually. Seattle not amused by green-pigs stunt by real-estate company Everett teen ...

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CHARLESTON, W.Va(AP) — The West Virginia Senate has voted 23-11 to create a new intermediate court with six judges that would hear appeals of civil judgments from circuit courts, as well as decisions from family courts and final rulings from state agencies. The judges would be chosen by the governor from a commission’s lists and confirmed by the Senate. They would serve 10-year terms and be paid $130,000 a year. West Virginia’s Supreme Court, which currently appeals, has estimated it would cost $11.7 million the first year to establish the new court then about $10 million annually. Most Read StoriesMan who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel  WATCHAfter 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find 'zero evidence' of a shooting  VIEWWith work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobsSnow in Seattle? Freezing temperatures? 'Be ready for it'King County Republican chair criticized after telling gun-control advocate 'Do not ever contact me again'Sale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!Republican lawmakers backing the proposal estimate the cost below $3 million, especially if the Legislature and voters approve their proposed constitutional amendment that would give them budgetary control over the courts. The Associated Press Next StoryOhio man could face death penalty in rape, murder case Previous StoryNo new appeal for convict, despite defense lawyer’s romance // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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