Mail-in voting

Mail-in voting ruling on hold pending Supreme Court appeal

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Elections will be allowed to continue processing mail-in voting applications and preparing ballots while it appeals last week’s Chancery Court decision rendering the new law unconstitutional. The department will not be allowed to mail ballots to voters. In a letter opinion Monday, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook granted the Department of Elections’ request to stay his ruling …

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Vote-by-mail ruling: More complex than simply barring it

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

  Republicans were quick to say “we told you so” Thursday as word spread that a Chancery Court judge had ruled that Delaware’s new vote-by-mail law violates the state Constitution. Democrats were quick to say the ruling – all but guaranteed to be appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court – will disenfranchise voters, especially low-income voters and people of color. …

Mail-in voting

Is mail-in voting unconstitutional? Chancery judge to decide

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s mail-in voting law was the subject of a four-hour-long hearing before the state’s Court of Chancery Wednesday. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook will now decide whether the new law violates the state Constitution by allowing voters to cast their ballots from a place other than their designated polling location without having an allowed excuse under the Constitution’s absentee voting provision. …

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Mail-in voting lawsuits set for court hearing Wednesday

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Two lawsuits challenging Delaware’s mail-in voting system will be the subject of a hearing in the Delaware Court of Chancery Wednesday.  The suits were brought on behalf of numerous plaintiffs by GOP chair Jane Brady and Republican candidate for attorney general Julianne Murray. Brady and Murray are representing the plaintiffs in their capacities as private attorneys — not on behalf …

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Delaware judge sets date for Twitter, Elon Musk lawsuit

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

The five-day trial to decide whether the world’s richest man will be forced to purchase social media behemoth Twitter Inc. will begin Oct. 17 in Wilmington, a Chancery Court judge decided last week. Twitter sued Tesla founder Elon Musk after he withdrew from an agreement to take the platform private for $44 billion, or $54.20 per share. Musk announced he …

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GOP chair sues Department of Elections over new voting laws

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Delaware has filed suit against the state’s Department of Elections over two new laws legalizing mail-in voting and same-day voter registration. GOP chair Jane Brady, who was Delaware’s attorney general from 1995 until 2005, said the new laws violate the state Constitution. “The Constitution provides you must vote in person on election day …

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Delaware judge sets Twitter, Elon Musk trial for October

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that social media behemoth Twitter Inc. and the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, will face off in a five-day trial beginning in October. Attorneys for Twitter asked Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick to grant an expedited trial in the company’s lawsuit against Musk. Twitter sued Musk in the Delaware Court of Chancery after he announced …

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Fate of Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase up to Delaware court

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

A Delaware judge will decide whether Elon Musk should be forced to follow through with his $44 billion acquisition of social media giant Twitter. Musk offered to purchase Twitter on April 14, 2022, after previously acquiring 9.1% of the company’s stock, becoming its largest shareholder. On July 8, he terminated the deal, claiming that Twitter breached their agreement by refusing …

Lawsuit filed to stop construction of Smyrna solar farm

Charlie 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 …

GOP backs lawsuit challenging early voting

Charlie 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 …