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W.Va. Judges Asked to Recuse in Massey Coal Case

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W.Va. Judges Asked to Recuse in Massey Coal Case

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W.Va. Judges Asked to Recuse in Massey Coal Case

W.Va. Judges Asked to Recuse in Massey Coal Case

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The plot of John Grisham's latest novel has already come to life, he says, in West Virginia.

Three of the five state Supreme Court justices have been asked to recuse themselves from rehearing a case in March involving one of the biggest businessmen in the state, Don Blankenship of Massey Coal. Two of the justices have ties to him, and the third has publicly criticized the businessman.

Anna Sale reports from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.