CHARLESTON, W.Va. (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.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf Visits East Liberty To Promote Affordable Health Care
The Republican governor defends living in Lewisburg even though the state constitution says the governor “shall reside at the seat of government” in Charleston.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Pleads With States To Use COVID-19 Relief Money To Pay People To Get Vaccinated
The justices wrote that courts have the right to compel the Republican governor to comply with the constitution.
Justice’s lawyers had previously argued the matter was a political question outside the court’s purview.MORE NEWS: Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31?
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