§14-2-4. Creation of court of claims; appointment and terms of judges; vacancies.
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.