Good job, Governor Carney. The only bad apple in the group is Carl Danberg, who is a lazy, legal idiot!
Excerpts from the Article:
Gov. John Carney announced a new group of judicial nominations Friday, potentially including the first woman to serve as chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Kathaleen McCormick, the current vice chancellor, was nominated to replace Chancellor Andre Bouchard, who plans to retire, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
“Vice Chancellor McCormick has the experience and good judgment necessary to serve as the next Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery and make sure Delaware’s preeminent business court is well prepared for the future,” Gov. Carney said in the press release.
He also nominated Wilmington lawyer Lori Will of the firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to replace Ms. McCormick as vice chancellor.
The governor nominated six other candidates to judicial posts.
Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, commended the governor’s picks. “The judicial nominations put forward today by Gov. John Carney will bring much needed racial and gender diversity to the Delaware judiciary,” he said.
The governor also nominated Reneta Green-Streett, a personal-injury and workers’ compensation lawyer, to be the Superior Court judge in Kent County.
Sen. Brown said Ms. Green-Streett “is the fourth Black woman nominated to the bench by Gov. Carney in less than three years. If confirmed, she would become the first Black woman to serve as a Superior Court judge in Kent County.”
The governor nominated Judge Jeffrey Clark to be the resident judge of Superior Court in Kent County, as well. If confirmed, he will replace Judge William Witham, who plans to retire. Judge Clark has served Superior Court since 2015.
Judge Carl Danberg was nominated as chief judge of the Court of Common Pleas to replace Chief Judge Alex Smalls, who is retiring. Judge Danberg was nominated to serve on the Court of Common Pleas in 2013, then confirmed by the Delaware Senate.
Gov. Carney also announced his nomination of Commissioner Katharine Mayer as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas. She has served as a Superior Court commissioner since 2016.
Emily Ferrell, a justice of the peace court magistrate, was nominated to serve as commissioner on the Court of Common Pleas. Ms. Ferrell has served as a justice of the peace since 2015.
Judge Anne Hartnett was also nominated for reappointment to the Court of Common Pleas in Kent County, where she has served since 2009.
“Together, these appointments demonstrate Gov. Carney’s commitment to ensuring Delaware’s judiciary is reflective of its people and their values. He deserves tremendous credit for this historic progress, and I look forward to confirming these eight highly qualified and well-vetted nominees later this month,” Sen. Brown said.
“These are all committed public servants who will serve Delawareans well, and I’m proud to submit their nominations to the Delaware Senate for consideration,” Gov. Carney said. “I look forward to the Senate considering these nominees.”