Thu November 15, 2012
Delaware Judge Gets Rebuke for "WASP" Remarks
In Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine has found himself in hot water for remarks he made while hearing a business dispute.
And the state Supreme Court has rebuked him for straying off point in a recent opinion.
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.”
The Wilmington News Journal reports that he then asked whether the Burches were white Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
The paper says that a Jewish news service questioned – what it called – his obsession with Jewish identity.
But Strine told the News Journal that his remarks were only an attempt at light hearted humor.