Patrick McGinley, the Charles Haden II Professor of Law, recently participated in the annual “Legislative Lookahead” panel hosted by the West Virginia Press Association.
Each year, the event serves as a forum for panelists to inform journalists on key issues and events within the state that could affect the upcoming legislative session.
McGinley, along with fellow panelists Tim Armistead, the incoming Speaker of the House of Delegates, and Don Smith, the Executive Director of the West Virginia Press Association, participated in a discussion on freedom of information act and other issues that may come before the legislature during the 2015 session. Rob Byers, Executive Editor of the Charleston Gazette, was the panel moderator.
Other topics discussed at the event held in Charleston included municipal issues, gun rights, water quality, and Republican control of the state legislature.
The panel was organized by Dorothy Abernathy, Associated Press Mid-Atlantic Bureau Chief for Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia. and Delaware, with assistance from Marshall University, Charleston Newspapers and the West Virginia Press Association.