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State of West Virginia

History of Reform Efforts: West Virginia

Active Organizations

League of Women Voters of West Virginia

West Virginia State Bar Association
In 1996, the West Virginia State Bar proposed a constitutional amendment calling for merit selection of judges, but the measure failed in the legislature. According to a 1999 survey of state bar members, 59% believed that the method of selection should be changed, and 70% of those in favor of change supported merit selection.