Leo Strine http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Delaware Chief Justice Weighs In on Barley Mill Development http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-chief-justice-weighs-barley-mill-development <p>Delaware’s Chief Justice Leo Strine questioned the arguments by the owner of Barley Mill Plaza in Greenville that a lower court judge overreach in throwing out the project’s rezoning.</p><p>The lower court judge’s ruling voided the New Castle County’s 2011 vote to rezone nearly 40 percent of the 92-acre office park.</p><p>The owners argued that the lower court should not have gotten into the meeting records to figure out the reasoning of a key vote on the council.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:24:42 +0000 Don Rush 50337 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Chief Justice Weighs In on Barley Mill Development Confidentiality of Family Court Comes Up Before Delaware Legislative Committee http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/confidentiality-family-court-comes-delaware-legislative-committee <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's new chief justice is urging caution for lawmakers as they consider whether to open certain Family Court proceedings to the public.</p><p>Leo Strine Jr. was asked about an ongoing Family Court reform initiative Monday during a presentation by the judiciary to legislative budget writers.</p><p>Strine said the idea of opening Family Court proceedings regarding sensitive issues such as child custody makes him "really uncomfortable."</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:26:03 +0000 Don Rush 49867 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Confidentiality of Family Court Comes Up Before Delaware Legislative Committee Leo Strine Confirmed to Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/leo-strine-confirmed-chief-justice-delaware-supreme-court <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Jack Markell's nomination of the head of Delaware's Court of Chancery to be the state's new chief justice.</p><p>The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. as the eighth chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court.</p><p>The post became vacant upon the recent retirement of Chief Justice Myron Steele.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:38:33 +0000 Don Rush 48469 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Leo Strine Confirmed to Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court New Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Opposes Death Penalty http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-delaware-supreme-court-chief-justice-opposes-death-penalty <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The judge tapped by Gov. Jack Markell to become Delaware's new chief justice says he is personally opposed to the death penalty.</p><p>But Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. said Monday that judges and other public officials must follow the law in performing their duties and not impose their personal political preferences.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:54:27 +0000 Don Rush 47649 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Opposes Death Penalty Leo Strine Tapped To Head Delaware Court of Chancery http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/leo-strine-tapped-head-delaware-court-chancery <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has nominated the head of Delaware's Court of Chancery to become the state's new chief justice.</p><p>Markell announced Wednesday that Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. is his pick to serve as the eighth chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court.</p><p>The post became vacant upon the recent retirement of Justice Myron Steele.</p><p>Markell said Strine, whose nomination is subject to Senate confirmation, has a "superior intellect, incredible work ethic, and substantial judicial experience."</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:46:28 +0000 Don Rush 47401 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Leo Strine Tapped To Head Delaware Court of Chancery Four Judges in the Running for Top Delaware Court Job http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/four-judges-running-top-delaware-court-job <p>There are four Democrats now being considered for chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.</p><p>With Delaware home to more than half of the publicly traded companies in the United States it seen as the most influential judicial jobs in corporate America.</p><p>While the selection process is confidential, the <a href="http://http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20131112/NEWS01/311120042/Four-apply-chief-justice-position">Wilmington News Journal</a> reports, sources close to the process provided the names of those who submitted applications to the Judicial Nominating Commission.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:34:50 +0000 Don Rush 44530 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Four Judges in the Running for Top Delaware Court Job Delaware Judge Gets Rebuke for "WASP" Remarks http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-judge-gets-rebuke-wasp-remarks <P>In Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine has found himself in hot water for remarks he made while hearing a business dispute.</P> <P>And the state Supreme Court has rebuked him for straying off point in a recent opinion.</P> <P>The chief judge likened the case of high-end clothing designer Tory Burch and her husband Christopher Burch to – in his words – “a drunken WASP fest.”</P> <P>The Wilmington News Journal reports that he then asked whether the Burches were white Anglo-Saxon Protestants.</P> <P>The paper says that a Jewish news service questioned – what it called – his obsession with Jew Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:42:10 +0000 Don Rush 24621 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Judge Gets Rebuke for "WASP" Remarks