University of Denver

Delaware Sees a Record Number of Superior Court Vacancies

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

The legislature’s creation of two additional judgeships and several retirements are creating a record number of superior court vacancies to be filled. If Governor Markell is reelected in November, he will have a rare opportunity to shape the superior court. (The governor appoints judges from the recommendations of an executive order-based judicial nominating commission. Appointments must be confirmed by the senate.)