West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Admissions to follow arguemnts at 1:00 p.m.

All cases will be argued remotely and oral arguments will be webcast.

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Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.


In re J.P., No. 19-1089 In this abuse and neglect matter, the petitioners appeal an order of the Circuit Court of Berkeley County permanently placing the child with foster parents. Briefs are on file in the Office of the Clerk.

In re B.W., No. 19-0715 In this abuse and neglect matter, the petitioners appeal an order of the Circuit Court of Marshall Count terminating their parental rights. Briefs are on file in the Office of the Clerk. Chief Justice Armstead disqualified. Judge Beane assigned. Continued to September 23, 2020

Rule 19 argument


In re S.J. and L.J., No. 19-0702 In this abuse and neglect matter, the petitioner appeals an order of the Circuit Court of Mingo County terminating his parental rights. Briefs are on file in the Office of the Clerk.

In re A.T., A.T., and N.T., No. 19-0598 In this abuse and neglect matter, the petitioner appeals an order of the Circuit Court of Kanawha County terminating his parental rights. Briefs are on file in the Office of the Clerk.

State of West Virginia vs. Michael Shane Rexrode, No. 18-0498 In this criminal matter, the petitioner appeals an order of the Circuit Court of Grant County sentencing him to ten days in jail for one count of domestic battery.