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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:22 PM

Dumbest' judge Neely seeks WVa Supreme Court seat again

Source: Associated Press

Dumbest' judge Neely seeks WVa Supreme Court seat again
John Raby, Associated Press Updated 2:57 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 9, 2019



Photo: John Raby, AP
Former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Neely announces he is seeking a seat on the court again in the 2020 election Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who once joked that he was "America's laziest and dumbest judge" announced Wednesday that he'll seek a seat on the court again next year.

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Neely, 78, said he'll seek a 12-year term for the seat currently held by former House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead. Armstead won the seat in November's election to complete the term of Menis Ketchum, who resigned last year before he was convicted and sentenced in federal court to probation on a fraud count related to his personal use of a state vehicle and gas fuel card.

Neely said he's running because the court system is a mess, especially since a 2018 scandal in which state lawmakers initiated impeachment proceedings that a separate panel of judges later derailed.

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During his time as a justice, Neely often got attention both for what he said and did outside of court. In 1985, he fired his secretary for refusing to continue babysitting his son after three consecutive weeks of watching the child. The public outrage that followed prompted him to restore her job and give up the title of chief justice. At the time, Neely claimed he had a right to order his staff to perform such duties as babysitting, collecting his laundry and typing books he wrote.


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Former-WVa-Supreme-Court-justice-Neely-seeking-14504003.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:19 PM

1. He's 78 and he wants to win a 12 year term?

He needs to think about how old he'll be in 12 years.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:05 PM

3. West Virginia is the state that produced Senator Byrd

I think he was like 120 when he passed

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:05 PM

2. not going to get my vote

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