State v. Richards

In State v. Richards, 206 W. Va. 573, 577, 526 S.E.2d 539, 543 (1999), the Court observed that: "'Courts must presume that a legislature says in a statute what it means and means in a statute what it says there . . . it is not the province of the courts to make or supervise legislation, and a statute may not, under the guise of interpretation, be modified, revised, amended, distorted, remodeled or rewritten . . . and if the language of an enactment is clear and within the constitutional authority of the lawmaking body which passed it, courts must read the relevant law according to its unvarnished meaning, without any judicial embroidery.'"