UPDATED: All Judicial Nominations Approved in DE State Senate Special Session

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UPDATED – 6:15pm – All nominees for judicial seats were approved in special session by the Delaware State Senate this afternoon.

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
APPOINT: The Honorable Bradley Manning

SUSSEX COUNTY RESIDENT JUDGE FOR THE SUPERIOR COURT
APPOINT: The Honorable Richard Stokes

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
APPOINT: Craig Karsnitz

VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY
APPOINT: The Honorable Morgan Zurn
APPOINT: Kathaleen McCormick

JUDGE OF FAMILY COURT
REAPPOINT: The Honorable Mark Buckworth

Governor John Carney on Wednesday issued the following statement on the Delaware Senate’s confirmation of six judicial nominations to Delaware state courts:

“Thank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for their votes to confirm all of our nominees, including Kathaleen McCormick and Morgan Zurn to serve on the Court of Chancery. All of these nominees are distinguished members of the Delaware legal community, and I am pleased they will be able to continue their service to Delaware as members of our world-class judiciary.
I want to extend a special thank you to Senator Margaret Rose Henry, Senator Gary Simpson, Senator Robert Marshall, Senator Brian Bushweller and Secretary of the Senate Bernard Brady, all of whom are retiring this year and will leave the Senate today following their final roll call. Each has served Delaware with distinction, and they deserve our recognition and thanks for their service to our great state.”

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The Delaware State Senate will meet in special session this afternoon.  They will decide several judicial nominations made by Governor John Carney.  The Governor has nominated 4 judges – including the appointment of Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes to the position of Resident Judge and Craig Karsnitz as a judge in the Superior Court both in Sussex County.  Two other judges are nominated to courts in New Castle County and two others have been nominated to fill the Court of Chancery to 6 judges. The Senate session begins at 4pm in Dover.