Governor Markell issued the below statement in reaction to the Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a nationwide right to marriage.
Governor’s Statement on the Confirmation of Judge James T. Vaughn, Jr. as Delaware Supreme Court Justice
The Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Judge James T. Vaughn, Jr. to serve as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court, replacing Justice Carolyn Berger, who retired on September 1.
Governor Markell announced he has received formal written notice from The Honorable Carolyn Berger, Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, of Justice Berger’s intention to retire from the Supreme Court effective September 1, 2014.
Governor Markell announced the nomination of Karen L. Valihura, a widely respected corporate law practitioner, to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Delaware Senate, Valihura will fill the vacancy left by Justice Jack B. Jacobs, who retires on June 24th.