Lawmakers mulling impeachment will resume investigation

FILE - This Oct. 3, 2012, file photo, shows West Virginia Supreme Court Republican candidate Allen Loughry, who has been indicted on 22 federal counts of fraud, witness tampering and lying to a federal agent. On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, West Virginia lawmakers started the rare process of deciding whether impeachment proceedings are necessary just days after Loughry was charged in the 22-count criminal indictment. (Craig Cunningham/The Daily Mail via AP, File)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia legislators who are considering impeachment proceedings against the state Supreme Court will resume their investigation.
Judiciary Committee Chairman John Shott said in a news release Thursday that members of the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee will meet July 12 through July 14. The committee will review evidence and might interview witnesses, but has no deadline to finish its work.
Shott said the Judiciary Committee will recess after July 14 to allow members and staff to organize more witnesses and gather further evidence. He says they’ll reconvene from July 19 to 21.
The committee has been given authority to investigate all five Supreme Court justices for evidence of impeachable offenses. Justice Allen Loughry has been indicted on charges that include fraud.