Last week, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill creating an intermediate appellate court for West Virginia into law, according to a report in Yahoo News.
Before the signing, John Abegg, executive vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, offered some words of praise on crossing the finish line.
“This is an exciting day for West Virginia as you join the majority of states that have an intermediate court of appeals, ” he said. An intermediate court will increase the transparency and stability of the court system.
The state Senate has passed similar legislation several times in recent years, but the House of Delegates never followed suit until this session.