§14-2-4. Creation of court of claims; appointment and terms of
The "court of claims" is hereby created. It shall consist
of three judges, to be appointed by the president of the Senate
and the speaker of the House of Delegates, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall be appointed
presiding judge. Each appointment to the court shall be made
from a list of three qualified nominees furnished by the board of
governors of the West Virginia State Bar.
The terms of the judges of this court shall be six years,
except that the first members of the court shall be appointed as
follows: One judge for two years, one judge for four years and
one judge for six years. As these appointments expire, all
appointments shall be for six year terms. Not more than two of
the judges shall be of the same political party. An appointment
to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term.