Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 15, 2013

W.Va. AG joins other states in 2 challenges

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s attorney general is joining other states that are challenging a section of federal bankruptcy law.

Attorney General Patrick Morrissey has also filed a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging New York’s tough new gun law, according to media reports.

The bankruptcy challenge involves the Dodd-Frank Act. A section of the law allows the federal government to decide which of a bankrupt company’s creditors to bail out.

Morrissey said West Virginia holds investments in many institutions that could be covered by the so-called bail-out provision.

Morrissey also announced Thursday the state is joining 19 other states to challenge a section of the New York gun law that requires residents to show a particular need before they can obtain a concealed weapons permit.

 

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