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W.Va. Supreme Court's Davis to be chief justice

December 30, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The senior member of the West Virginia Supreme Court will be the chief justice on the state's highest court in 2014.

Robin Jean Davis will be the first person to serve as chief justice six times since the state court system came under the supervision of the Supreme Court in 1974. The court said Monday that Chief Justice Brent D. Benjamin nominated Davis to succeed him and his fellow justices unanimously agreed.

Davis previously served as chief justice in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2010. She received her bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her law degree from West Virginia University.

Davis joined the Supreme Court bench in December 1996.

Justice Margaret L. Workman will serve as chief justice if Davis is unable to serve.



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