State Supreme Court to join 10 others with female majority
CHARLESTON | West Virginia will be one of 11 states with a majority of women on their high courts starting next week.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that the West Virginia Supreme Court will have a female majority for the first time when Beth Walker takes the bench Jan. 1.
Justice Walker, who will join Justices Margaret Workman and Robin Davis, was sworn into office Dec. 5. She’ll be the court’s 77th justice and only its third woman. Chief Justice Menis Ketchum and Justice Allen Loughry also make up the five-member court.
Other states with female high court majorities: Arkansas, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.