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Read about the Don Blankenship Appeal

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Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and his lawyers enter the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday morning. Photo by Joel Ebert.


We’ve got a story online from Sunday’s Gazette-Mail that previews this week’s oral argument on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s appeal of his criminal conviction. We’ve also got a handy sidebar that explains the issues in the appeal and provides some information about how the process works and what might come next in the case.

For those who want to dive in more, here’s a searchable collection of the court filings in Blankenship’s appeal and some related documents: