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W.Va. high court in session at MU

Sep. 17, 2012 @ 11:59 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will conduct a session of court at Marshall University's campus on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The court's appearance will be the fifth in the past eight years, but the first since 2009. It is one of many events to be staged during Constitution Week at Marshall, which spans two weeks from Monday, Sept. 10, through Thursday, Sept. 27. The session of court is open to the public.

The docket for the session of court, which starts at 10 a.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, includes four diverse cases. One involves an appeal to overturn a court order to require the petitioners' dog be euthanized and another is an appeal concerning a conviction of obstructing an officer.

Two others are more high profile, including a woman appealing her 2010 conviction of first-degree murder without a recommendation for mercy and another in which the petitioner seeks a summary judgment order in a negligence case that involved the death of a minor who was provided alcohol.