Attorney General Morrisey Intervenes in Senate Vacancy Lawsuit‏

Updated 3 years ago by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following statement concerning his decision to intervene in a lawsuit concerning the process to fill a vacancy in the state’s 9th Senatorial District.

“Today, we filed a motion to allow the State of West Virginia to intervene in the 9th Senatorial District ballot vacancy case so that the opinion of the Attorney General may be properly considered by the West Virginia Supreme Court.
“In our formal legal opinion, we concluded that the Governor must select an individual with the same party affiliation of the vacating member at the time of vacancy.  The law is unambiguous and we respectfully request the Court to agree with this position.”
View a copy of the motion to intervene at, in addition to the intervenor’s brief at
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