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Delaware courts’ diversity plan supports law school at DSU

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Supreme Court will begin considering the 50 suggestions in a new report on increasing diversity on state courts. The Delaware courts’ new report on improving diversity includes 50 action points that stretch from pre-college years through promoting diversity recruitment for judicial positions in a variety of ways. It never alludes to the Delaware Way or a good old …

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Delaware courts to test allowing public to bring in cell phones

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware courts on Monday began testing the effect of allowing the public to bring cell phones into select courts in all three counties, after banning electronic devices since 2005. Those attending Family Court facilities in Dover and Georgetown, Justice of the Peace Court 11 in New Castle County, and Justice of the Peace Court 3 and 17 in Georgetown. If …

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Pro-Business Delaware launches $550,000 ad urging diversity on courts

Betsy PriceHeadlines

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is spending more than $550,000 on a television advertising campaign in which the Rev. Al Sharpton criticizes the lack of diversity on Delaware courts. The organization, said to be founded by employees of a company whose owners were angry over their treatment in Delaware’s Chancery Court, comes after organizers of Delaware’s Bench and Bar Judicial …

This year's National High School Mock Trial Championship, hosted in Wilmington, has two teams from Delaware.

Delaware enjoying home stage in National Mock Trial 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Having the 2024 National High School Mock Trial competition in the First State has certainly created a home field advantage for the two Delaware teams competing this weekend.  “I don’t know how many differences there are in the rules, but we are confident that weknow the Delaware rules, which helps a lot,” said Molly Shay, a senior at Newark Charter …

The 2024 National High School Mock Trial Competition will be held in Delaware this weekend at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center.

Delaware hosts national mock trial competition this weekend

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Two Delaware schools will be participating in this weekend’s 2024 National High School Mock Trial Competition in Wilmington. The Charter School of Wilmington, who are the First State champions, and Newark Charter, who were runner-up both will contend in the national meet. Newark was added because the competition ended up with an odd number of teams. When that happens, the …

Ursuline Academy girls basketball GG Banks drives against Caravel photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Girls basketball second round playoff preview

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The second round of the girls state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight second round games all tip off at 7 pm.  Here is a look of the eight games,   No. 24 Smyrna (14-7) at No. 8 Appoquinimink (12-8)   The Eagles were the only team to pull off an upset in the first round as they rallied …

The state Department of Justice is set to appeal a recent ruling on absentee and early voting in Delaware.

Delaware DOJ to appeal absentee, early voting ruling

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will move to appeal a Superior Court judge’s ruling on absentee and early voting. Judge Mark Conner ruled last week in favor of former state attorney general Jane Brady’s suit that laws passed by the General Assembly – over objections that they were not constitutional – were indeed “inconsistent with our Constitution and …

Sanford girls basketball Adrianna Rogers dribbles the ball up against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Final girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends on  Wednesday and the brackets for the state tournament will come out on Friday morning.   The seedings come out Friday and their is a lot of intrigue this year as there are many teams on the bubble.  I’m looking forward to see where teams will be when they come out on Friday morning.   …

Sanford boys basketball Jayden Taylor take a shot against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 2

Courtside View – Final boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

    The Boys basketball season ends  on Wednesday and the brackets for the state tournament will come out on Friday morning.   The seedings come out Friday and their is a lot of intrigue this year as there are many teams on the bubble.  I’m looking forward to see where teams will be when they come out on Friday …

Odessa basketball Jaylen Bernikow take a three pointer against Middletown photo couresy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Week 8 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Boys basketball season ends next Wednesday, The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The St Georges Tech Hawks are one of the hottest teams right now as they have won 6 straight including wins over Appoquinimink, Odessa, and Caravel.  They host Blue …