West Virginia Governor Doubles Down On Call For Suspended Justice To Resign

hits a shot during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic on The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort on July 29, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 29: Jim Justice, owner of the Greenbrier Resort, looks over the 18th green during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic on The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort on July 2... WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 29: Jim Justice, owner of the Greenbrier Resort, looks over the 18th green during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic on The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort on July 29, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor has renewed his call for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry to resign.

Responding to a question about Loughry at a news conference Monday, Gov. Jim Justice said “it just seems to me like the right thing is resignation and go on down the road.”

Loughry was convicted of 11 counts at a criminal trial in federal court Oct. 12.

The day before, a panel of temporary Supreme Court justices ruled that articles of impeachment filed against Justice Margaret Workman violated the separation of powers doctrine and that the Senate didn’t have jurisdiction. The Senate met anyway to decide its next steps. It postponed Workman’s trial after the presiding judge didn’t show up.

Lawyers for Loughry and retired Justice Robin Davis also asked that their separate impeachment trials be blocked.

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