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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 …

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Business group to keep pounding Del. courts with Thanksgiving ad

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

      Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, which has spent millions hammering Delaware’s courts, is launching another $500,000 advertising campaign criticizing the way judges jump to senior jobs at corporate law firms. A new TV ad, “Revolving Door,” specifically criticizes former Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchard, Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb and former Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr. …

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Pro-business group, ACLU to rally to open police misconduct records

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware will rally in Dover to support bills that would create transparency of policy records. Photo by Brian K. Leonard.     UPDATE: This rally has been postponed to Monday Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. A business group that promotes government transparency plans to hold a rally at Legislative Hall to advocate for the passage of …

Business group usually critical of Chancery Court praises last move

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  A business group that is usually harshly critical of Delaware’s Chancery Court praised it this week for striking down a motion against the company at the heart of its organization. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware applauded Chancery for refusing a motion to hold TransPerfect Global in contempt of court. A press release from the business group called the motion …

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Newark pastor unhappy to be denied meeting on court Diversity Project

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Pastor Blaine Hackett, right, leads an April 15 protest march for diversity on the Chancery Court.   A Newark minister upset that he and the Rev. Al Sharpton were denied a meeting to weigh in on the Delaware Bench and Bar Diversity Project says he fears that it will be another example of the good old boys making decisions. “These …

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Pro-business group chides courts for closing on Juneteenth despite little diversity

Betsy Price Government

    Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware issued a press release Friday afternoon chiding the Delaware courts for closing to mark Juneteenth while the courts lack the diversity the business group  wants to see. “It’s a long overdue step for the federal government to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday and I admire President Biden’s leadership,” said Campaign Manager Chris …