UPDATE: Public investiture ceremony held for youngest woman on West Virginia Supreme Court

Justice C. Haley Bunn is only 36-years-old.
Justice C. Haley Bunn is only 36-years-old.(Gov. Justice Office)
Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 11:31 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - There was a public investiture ceremony at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Supreme Court Courtroom for Justice C. Haley Bunn. Justice Bunn was appointed to the Supreme Court on April 6, 2022, by Governor Jim Justice.

At 36, she is the youngest woman to serve as a West Virginia Supreme Court Justice.

Bunn ceremony
Bunn ceremony(Alex Wilson)

ORIGINAL 4/6/2022 3:00 P.M.

A former federal prosecutor and West Virginia native who comes from generations of coal miners has been appointed to the state’s highest court.

C. Haley Bunn of Oceana, Wyoming County, will join the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Bunn fills the seat vacated by former Justice Evan Jenkins, who resigned to return to the private practice of law in February.

Bunn began her legal career in private practice in Charleston before serving seven years as a federal prosecutor.

Her primary focus as a prosecutor was southern West Virginia’s opioid epidemic.

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