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Editor's Note :

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Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-22 W.Va. S.Ct. Mar 3, 2009
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Jun 8, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008

Issue: Whether a judge’s failure to recuse himself from a case in which he received substantial campaign donations from one of the parties violates the Due Process rights of the other party.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 8, 2009.

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