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State of West Virginia ex rel. West Virginia Citizen Action Group v. Earl Ray Tomblin, President of the West Virginia Senate, Richard Thompson, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and Natalie Tennant, Secretary of State of West Virginia, Respondents, No. 101494

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State of West Virginia ex rel. Thornton Cooper, Petitioner v. Earl Ray Tomblin, Acting Governor of the State of West Virginia and President of the West Virginia Senate, Richard Thompson, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and Natalie Tennant, Secretary of State of West Virginia, Respondents, No. 10-4004

Date Title
11/19/2010 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (WVCAG)
11/19/2010 Appendix in support of petition (WVCAG)
11/19/2010 Motion to Expedite (Thompson)
11/22/2010 ORDER - Responses due 12/27/2010, Motions to Intervene and Motions to file amicus curiae briefs due 12/15/2010, Motion to Expedite refused. Chief Justice Davis disqualified.
11/22/2010 ORDERS - Notice of Disqualification by Chief Justice Davis. Honorable Lawrance Miller sitting by temporary assignment. Appointment made by Acting Chief Justice Workman.
12/2/2010 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Cooper)
12/2/2010 Appendix in support of petition (Cooper)
12/3/2010 SCHEDULING ORDER - Cases consolidated, prior deadlines apply. Cases to be considered under Revised Rules of Appellate Procedure. Filings must comply with Revised Rules.
12/10/2010 Notice of Intent to File Amicus Brief (WV Education Association)
12/13/2010 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief (Christian Patriotic Front)
12/15/2010 Motion to Intervene (Kenny Perdue, as President of West Virginia AFL-CIO) with Brief in Support
12/15/2010 Motion to File Amicus Brief and Proposed Brief (Charles McElwee)
12/15/2010 Motion to File Amicus Brief and Proposed Brief (WVEA)
12/22/2010 Notice of Intent to File Amicus Brief (Glen B. Gainer, III)
12/27/2010 Amicus Brief of Glen B. Gainer, III
12/27/2010 Response of Earl Ray Tomblin
12/27/2010 Response of Richard Thompson with Appendix in support
12/27/2010 Response of Natalie Tennant
1/5/2011

Rule to Show Cause and Notice of Argument
(Scheduled for argument January 11 at 2:00 p.m.)

1/18/2011 Opinion 
1/18/2011 Mandate

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