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Delaware Senate Confirms Supreme Court Nominee

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 DOVER, Del. (AP)- The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Jack Markell's latest appointment to the Delaware Supreme Court.

The Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of corporate law attorney Karen Valihura to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Jack Jacobs.

Jacobs is one of three justices on the five-member court to retire within the past year.

Following the retirement last year of Chief Justice Myron Steele, Markell nominated former Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. as his replacement.

Justice Carolyn Berger, the only woman to serve on Delaware's highest court, announced her retirement earlier this month. She has criticized Markell for not seriously considering her candidacy to succeed Steele as chief justice.

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