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Markell Taps Corporate Law Attorney for State Supreme Court

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has nominated a longtime Wilmington attorney to fill a vacancy on Delaware's Supreme Court.

Markell's office announced the nomination of Collins Seitz Jr. on Monday. The 57-year-old Seitz is the founding partner of Seitz, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz, specializing in corporate, commercial, and intellectual property cases. He previously was a managing partner of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, where he worked for more than three decades.

Seitz's father also served on Delaware's Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 1952, the elder Seitz issued a groundbreaking school desegregation ruling that became one of several cases combined into the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education.

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