Watch: WV Sup Court considers hate crimes application in case where defendant assaulted two men he saw kissing

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Here is the list of orders from the Supreme Court scheduled for oral argument today.  Below is a case summary for West Virginia v. Butler.

The West Virginia webcasts all argument. Watch here:  

http://www.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/calendar/2017/dockets/april-25-17ad.html

State of West Virginia v. Steward Butler, No. 16-0543 – Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s order finding that West Virginia Code § 61-6-21(b) does not extend to create a criminal offense for violation of an individual’s civil rights by threat of violence based on sexual orientation. Further, petitioner contends that the circuit court improperly dismissed portions of the indictment based upon this Court’s refusal to hear a Certified Question.
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