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NYT: Don Blankenship Vacationing with Judges?

This is interesting…

A justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court and a powerful coal-company executive met in Monte Carlo in the summer of 2006, sharing several meals even as the executive’s companies were appealing a $50 million jury verdict against them to the court.

The photos are included in a motion asking the judge to step aside in the appeal of a $50 million award against Massey.

A little more than a year later, the justice, Elliott E. Maynard, voted with the majority in a 3-to-2 decision in favor of the coal companies.

Charleston Gazette has more





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