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4 impeached West Virginia justices to face trials
September 11, 2018
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So many Judges now are so political that a lifetime appointment does not warrant it anymore. I say 25 years max and force retirement at age 78.
Money doesn't just come from no where. Who gave the green light to these judges? There are various people who have to approve spending, when the dollar amount hit certain bench marks. The higher the amount, the increasingly higher senior position person is required to sign off on the contract.
State Supreme Court Justices. Isn't BIG GOV wonderful!!!
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They should have a budget and clear spending guidelines.
The article omits the key fact: how many votes does the W VA Senate need to convict the judges on the impeachment charges. For US impeachment charges by the House, the US Senate has to have a 2/3 rs vote to convict.
Why do any of them need a state Credit card ? Why come they're able to just go out and make purchased on anything over 100 bucks. Yes I bet there more then just these judges doing this.
If they are guilty, they should be removed.
predicted walker would never be removed because of the coal mining industry owning the legislature and governor in west virginia. walker's husband is part of the coal industry
"I promise to be good."
It doesn't cost more than $10K to renovate an office.
I'm a Democrat but anyone that abuses their power or is fiscally irresponable or direlect in their duties deserves impeachment, firing and in a more serious case prison. Considering I make $12 an hr.
There was a budget. They are indicted for not following the purchasing vetting policy of spending with approved vendors. Those vendors agree to discount their prices for a state contract. These people Had custom made products at inflated prices. If you go outside the state approved vendor list st, you must go through a bidding process.
They also abused their car and credit card use. Used the state vehicles for personal trips, like it was their personal vehicle. Used credit card to put gas in it to take those trips. Used credit cards for meals when they were not on official business. Went over the state allowance for a meal.
I would imagine if the state audited all state employees with access to cars and cards they would discover there is a lot of abuse, including in their own midst.
Texas had a school superintendent charging an engagement ring to the school card. Also trips to see his son play football. Trips to gamble and drawing cash at the atm with card to gamble on. A truck purchased by the school for the Ag Department never as used by Ag department. He used it all the time. About $100,000 credit abuse over five years. He had been there over ten years, but they went after the last five because it made his crime over $100,000, at least three years in jail and an open shut case. This school was audited every year. But the superintendent could tell them which accounts to audit and which ones to not audit.