Delaware Judge Gets Rebuke for "WASP" Remarks

Nov 15, 2012

Chancellor Leo Strine
Credit Leo Strine,

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.