2 men kissing: Tomorrow, WV Sup Court hears hate crimes application to violence committed based on sexual orientation 

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Here is the list of orders from the Supreme Court scheduled for oral argument tomorrow. 


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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