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State Senate Confirms Markell's Nomination for Del. Supreme Court

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Collins Seitz, Jr. Collins Seitz, Jr.

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - The Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed Wednesday Gov. Jack Markell's nomination of Collins J. Seitz, Jr., to serve as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court.


The seat was vacated by retired Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely who retired on January 31st.


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.


"During his legal career of more than three decades, C.J. Seitz has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence, integrity, and civility," said Governor Markell. "I thank the members of the Senate for confirming C.J. to serve as a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and I have every confidence that he will serve our state with distinction as a member of Delaware's highest court."


Markell said the 57-year-old Seitz has spent more than three decades specializing in corporate, commercial, and intellectual property cases.


As a Chancery Court judge, Seitz's father, who also served on the Delaware Supreme Court and a federal appeals court, issued a groundbreaking 1952 ruling that became part of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.


The Senate also unanimously confirmed the nominations of Judge Calvin L. Scott, Jr. for reappointment and Jeffrey J. Clark for appointment to the Delaware Superior Court.


"Judge Scott has served with distinction as a member of the Delaware Superior Court for the past twelve years," said Governor Markell.  He added that he was thankful the members of the Senate voted to allow Scott to serve another term.


Markell also thanked the Senate Wednesday for confirming his nomination for Clark. "As a veteran of the United State Army with nearly two decades of legal experience, Jeff Clark earned the respect of his colleagues through his demonstrated professionalism and commitment to justice." He added that he believes Clark will serve Delaware well.

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