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West Virginia: constitutional amendment to give legislature power over judiciary's budget clears House committee; specific language denying legislature ability to financially punish courts for their decisions at issue - Gavel to Gavel
I mentioned that West Virginia is unique among all states in that the judiciary’s budget request to the legislature cannot be reduced. The West Virginia House and Senate appear to be disagreeing over how to re-assert legislative power in this area while ensuring courts aren’t punished financially for their decisions. The current constitutional language provides … Continue reading West Virginia: constitutional amendment to give legislature power over judiciary’s budget clears House committee; specific language denying legislature ability to financially punish courts for their decisions at issue