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Chief Justice to Retire from Delaware Supreme Court

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. announced his plan to retire from the Delaware Supreme Court earlier today.

Strine delivered the letter regarding his retirement to Governor John Carney earlier today. In his letter, Strine thanked the people of Delaware for allowing him to serve the state for more than two decades.

Chief Justice Strine was appointed to his current position in February 2014 by Governor Jack Markell and confirmed by the Delaware Senate, succeeding Chief Justice Myron T. Steele, who had served in the position from 2004-2013.

He is the eighth Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court since the modern court was created in 1951. Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery from 2011-2014, and Vice Chancellor from 1998-2011.

Chief Justice Strine intends to retire this fall. Governor Carney will nominate a replacement for consideration by the Delaware Senate.



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