Wednesday, June 11, 2003

politics and the bench in delaware

Delaware Grapevine's Celia Cohen has a great article about the judicial leadership in Delaware called Judging Republicans. It seems that four out of five of the major courts in Delaware are headed by Republican presiding judges. And that's "after 10 years of Democratic governors naming the judges."

My favorite quote from the article is this one:
In analyzing the Delaware judiciary, it pays to remember that there actually are three major political parties in the state -- Democrats, Republicans and Sussex County. Adams is an undisputed power in Sussex County, which plays politics under its own set of rules. Party labels usually pale beside personal relationships, and that is what accounts for a number of the presiding judges.
It's an insightful look at politics and the Bench in Delaware.

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