Gov. Carney Loses Challenge in Suit Over Court Political Balance - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Gov. Carney Loses Challenge in Suit Over Court Political Balance

Posted: Updated:

By RANDALL CHASE
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. John Carney has lost his latest challenge to a federal judge's ruling invalidating a state mandate for political balance on Delaware's courts.

A three-judge appeals panel upheld that ruling in February, saying that limiting membership on Delaware's Chancery, Superior and Supreme courts to Democrats and Republicans was unconstitutional.

Carney's request for a hearing by the full appeals court was denied Wednesday, but the panel did clarify its earlier ruling, saying the requirement that judges belong to one of the two major parties could not be separated from another provision limiting one party to no more than a "bare majority."

Carney on Thursday did not rule out a Supreme Court appeal, but an attorney for a lawyer who challenged the rules said that would be "throwing good money after bad."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Found Dead on Boat in Millsboro

    Man Found Dead on Boat in Millsboro

    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:11:44 GMT
    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:11:44 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    The Delaware State Police and the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the death of man in Millsboro on Saturday.More
    The Delaware State Police and the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the death of man in Millsboro on Saturday.More
  • Troopers Say Barricaded Dover Man Surrenders Without Incident

    Troopers Say Barricaded Dover Man Surrenders Without Incident

    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:27 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:27:41 GMT
    Saturday, August 24 2019 6:27 PM EDT2019-08-24 22:27:41 GMT
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which an armed Dover man barricaded himself inside his home Saturday morning.More
    Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which an armed Dover man barricaded himself inside his home Saturday morning.More
  • DSP Announce Additional Charges in Laurel RV Fraud Scheme

    DSP Announce Additional Charges in Laurel RV Fraud Scheme

    Saturday, August 24 2019 3:50 AM EDT2019-08-24 07:50:35 GMT
    Saturday, August 24 2019 7:21 AM EDT2019-08-24 11:21:44 GMT
    Authorities say a Salisbury man is facing additional charges in connection with a fraud scheme that involved the buying and selling of motor homes and travel trailers.More
    Authorities say a Salisbury man is facing additional charges in connection with a fraud scheme that involved the buying and selling of motor homes and travel trailers.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices