West Virginia Supreme Court Justice to retire

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis E. Ketchum will retire from the bench this month.

Gov. Jim Justice received the resignation letter Wednesday, effective July 27. 

“I have directed my general counsel to provide the necessary documentation to the Judicial Vacancy Commission and other state agencies as may be appropriate to fill this vacancy created by Justice Ketchum’s resignation,” Gov. Justice said

Justice Ketchum was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals in November 2008. He served as Chief Justice in 2012 and 2016. Click here to read the official biography. 

Gov. Justice sent a letter to Justice Ketchum, thanking him for service "on behalf of the people of West Virginia."

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