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Former Delaware Governors and Justices Support Political Balance on Courts

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Five former governors and two former state chief justices say Governor John Carney is right when appealing a decision that struck down the requirement for political balance for Delaware’s judges.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the former officials have filed legal briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The former officials include former Democratic governors Jack Markell, Ruth Anne Minner and Senator Tom Carper as well as former Republican Governors Dale Wolf and Mike Castle.

In addition, former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justices Myron Steele and Norman Veasey filed a separate brief.

All are calling on the high court reverse the ruling by the lower federal court.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.