CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court has rejected arguments from Gov. Jim Justice that the courts cannot force the governor to live in the state capital. The high court said on Friday that a lawsuit over his residency can proceed.
Gov. Justice defends living in Lewisburg even though the state constitution says the governor “shall reside at the seat of government” in Charleston. The Supreme County Justices wrote courts have the right to compel the Governor to comply with the constitution. Justice’s lawyers previously argued the matter was a political question outside the court’s purview.
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