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State of West Virginia ex rel. Biafore, et al.
vs.) No. 16-0013
Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor of the State of West Virginia, et al.
Date Document Title
1/8/2016 Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus
1/8/2016 Appendix to Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus
1/8/2016 Scheduling Order (Responses due by noon, Tuesday, January 12, 2016)
1/11/2016 Summary Response of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
1/12/2016 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief (WV Chamber of Commerce)
1/12/2016 Amicus Curiae Brief (WV Chamber of Commerce)
1/12/2016 Response of Beverly Lund, Justin Arvon, Sue Cline and Tony Paynter
1/12/2016 Appendix to Response of Beverly Lund, Justin Arvon, Sue Cline and Tony Paynter
1/12/2016 Notice of Intent to File Amicus Curiae Brief (Senate President William P. Cole, III)
1/12/2016 Amicus Curiae Brief (Senate President William P. Cole, III)
1/12/2016 Motion to Intervene (State of West Virginia)
1/12/2016 Brief of Intervenor (State of West Virginia)
1/12/2016 Order of Disqualification (Justice Benjamin Voluntary Recusal)
1/13/2016 Rule to Show Cause (Arguments set Tuesday, January 19 at 1:00pm - supplemental briefs due by noon on Friday, January 15)
1/15/2016 Emergency Motion for Order of Clarification (State of West Virginia)
1/15/2016 Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief (AFL-CIO and the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council)
1/15/2016 Amicus Curiae Brief (AFL-CIO and the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council)
1/15/2016 Supplemental Brief and Appendix of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
1/15/2016 Supplemental Brief of Biafore, et al.
1/15/2016 Appendix to Supplemental Brief of Biafore, et al.
1/15/2016 Order of Stay
1/22/2016 State of W.Va. ex rel. Biafore, et al. v. Earl Ray Tomblin, et al. (Signed Opinion)
1/22/2016 State of W.Va. ex rel. Biafore, et al. v. Earl Ray Tomblin, et al. (Concurring Opinion by Ketchum, J.)
1/22/2016 State of W.Va. ex rel. Biafore, et al. v. Earl Ray Tomblin, et al. (Concurring Opinion by Loughry, J.)
1/27/2016 State of W.Va. ex rel. Biafore, et al. v. Earl Ray Tomblin, et al. (Dissenting Opinion by Davis, J.)
1/22/2016 Order(mandate to issue forthwith)
1/22/2016 Mandate