Suit over Justice’s residency moves forward

Juatice, left, Sponaugle

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit brought by a member of the House of Delegates asking a judge to require Gov. Jim Justice reside in the state capital will continue on according to an order released Wednesday.

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King rejected a motion Wednesday by attorneys for Justice to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Del. Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, that would require the governor to abide by the West Virginia Constitution which states that members of the Board of Public works must reside in the seat of government.

Read the story in The News and Sentinel on Thursday.