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Carney’s Chancery Court nomination draws fire from activists

Betsy Price Economy, Headlines

    Gov. John Carney on Friday nominated Wilmington lawyer Nathan A. Cook to serve on the Delaware Court of Chancery. He also nominated Kelly Hicks Sheridan to serve as a commissioner for the Family Court in New Castle County. Cook, managing partner of Block & Leviton’s Delaware office, was chosen to replace Joseph R. Slights III, who retired in …

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Business group: Carney must appoint judge of color to replace Slights

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

With Delaware Chancery Court’s Joseph R. Slights III retiring, a pro-business group is mounting a campaign to have a person of color appointed to the panel of now all-white judges. Vice Chancellor Slights’ retirement came to light when the court began telling lawyers that their cases would be reassigned because of it, according to an article on Law360.com. Slights confirmed …