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Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmations to the Delaware Supreme Court

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday issued the following statements on the confirmations of Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. to serve as the next Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court, replacing Justice Seitz. With her confirmation, Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves will become the first African American to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court.

“Thank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for their votes to confirm Justice Seitz as our next Chief Justice,” said Governor Carney. “Justice Seitz is one of Delaware’s finest legal minds, and has the judgment, sense of fairness, and experience necessary to maintain and build on the Delaware courts’ reputation as objective, stable, and nonpartisan.

“Since 2015, Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves has served with distinction on Delaware’s Court of Chancery – our country’s premier venue for corporate litigation,” said Governor Carney. “Before her appointment to the Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves practiced corporate law in Wilmington and New York. She has the experience and sense of justice necessary to serve on our Supreme Court. Thank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for their votes to confirm these two nominees.”


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Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr
Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves