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[–] Kannibal 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

well apparently there were some seriously legitimate crimes there.

however some politics was in play:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/west-virginia-supreme-court-impeachment-explained-north-carolina.html

The only hitch was that the party would need to ensure that the impeachment process ran past August 14 — otherwise, special elections would be held to replace the impeached justices this fall (and thus, Governor Justice would not get to compile a full court of Justice’s justices). If the justices were removed from office after that date, then Justice could have his own personal Supreme Court reign until 2020.

So, the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee “took its time, even conducting a tour of the state Supreme Court offices earlier this month,” according to the Associated Press. And late Monday, Republicans in the House of Delegates voted to impeach all of the state’s remaining Supreme Court justices — ensuring that the Senate would be unable to convict them before the August 14 deadline.


Since the justices were elected, and members of the Democratic party, it seems like your basic power grab

[–] viperguy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

THEY HAD THEIR CHANCE TO RESIGN OR RETIRE BEFORE THAT DEADLINE !!!!

The democrats chose to wait to resign (at least some), the rest are getting the boot