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Davis wins another term on W.Va. Supreme Court

Nov. 06, 2012 @ 10:14 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Justice Robin Davis is returning to West Virginia’s Supreme Court next year.

Voters handed Davis another 12-year-term to the five-member court on Tuesday. The Democrat has sat on the state’s only appeals court since 1996.

Davis has campaigned on court projects targeting truancy and child neglect. She’s also supported the new court created to hear disputes among businesses.

West Virginia’s court system has been under fire for several years, mostly from business groups. Davis argues that new rules for handling civil appeals resolve those concerns.

A second Supreme Court seat is also on the ballot. Fellow Democrat Tish Chafin also is running along with Republicans Allen Loughry and Circuit Judge John Yoder.