Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely will be stepping down as of January 31st.
That’s a year and half before his term actually ends.
It has long been rumored that the Justice would leave the bench and it gives Governor Jack Markell the opportunity to name a fourth Delaware Supreme Court Justice in less than a year.
This has been a historic turnover for the state’s highest court.
In December of last year Chief Justice Myron Steele left the bench.
That was followed by Jack Jacobs and Carolyn Berger earlier this year.