State Supreme Court to join 10 oth­ers with fe­male ma­jor­ity

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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.

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