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Lawsuit filed to stop construction of Smyrna solar farm

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Smyrna landowner has filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of a 200-acre solar farm behind Boondocks Restaurant and Store near Woodland Beach. Donald Goldsborough owns a 342- acre property across the street from Boondocks, in between Lighthouse Road and Woodland Beach Road.  He and a newly-formed group called Citizens Against Solar Pollution have filed suit against Kent County …

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Judge denies motion to stop school mask mandate after case becomes moot

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Chancery Court judge denied a Hockessin mom’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the governor’s statewide school mask mandate after the governor announced the mandate would be lifted Tuesday. Vice Chancellor Paul Fioravanti late Monday said he could not find sufficient evidence that leaving the mandate in effect until 6 p.m. on Tuesday would cause the plaintiff irreparable …

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GOP backs lawsuit challenging early voting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Left to right: Michael Mennella, M. Jane Brady, Noel Johnson The chair of the Republican Party of Delaware has filed a lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging the constitutionality of early voting and permanent absentee voting laws in Delaware. Jane Brady, who is a lawyer and former attorney general of Delaware, filed the suit on behalf of Michael …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

New Castle County has settled a federal lawsuit brought by six current and former female county police officers against the department’s former second-highest ranking officer.  The plaintiffs include Capt. Laura O’Sullivan, Capt. Patricia Davies, Senior Cpl.  Jessica Neipris, Ret. Master Cpl.  Lynda Scelsi, Ret. Master Cpl. Margaret Ellwein, and Lori Kane.  Each officer alleged sexual harassment and misconduct by former …

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Pastors to sue Gov. Carney over future emergency worship restrictions

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Pastor Alan Hines of Townsend Church and Pastor David Landow of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wilmington will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney on Dec. 1 aimed at barring future emergency orders on churches. Photo by Shelagh Murphy on Pexels. Two pastors on Dec. 1 will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney relating to his pandemic-era restrictions on …

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New Del. ‘ghost gun’ law violates 1st, 2nd Amendments, suit says

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Two Delawareans have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. John Carney and Attorney General Kathy Jennings alleging that a state law signed last month violates their First and Second Amendment rights. Photo courtesy of Everytown Research and Policy. Two Delawareans have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. John Carney and Attorney General Kathy Jennings alleging that a state law signed …