Type to search

Government News

Judge won’t reconsider nixing of political balance on courts

Avatar photo
Share

(AP) – A federal judge has rejected Democratic Gov. John Carney’s request to reconsider her ruling invalidating a state mandate for political balance on Delaware’s courts.

The judge on Wednesday did revise her December ruling to clarify her decision regarding whether a lawyer had standing to challenge certain provisions in Delaware’s constitution regarding the political makeup of state courts. She said the clarification should simplify the record when a federal appeals court considers the case.

Meanwhile, the judge refused for the time being to hold Carney in contempt for allegedly ignoring her ruling or to order the state to pay attorney fees to the opposing side.

In December, the judge declared that the political balance provision violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by restricting government employment based on political affiliation.

Get the free DBT email newsletter  

Follow the people, companies and issues that matter most to business in Delaware.

Tags:

You Might also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Premier Digital Partners

© 2023 Delaware Business Times

Get the DBT Best Restaurants Guide

Your go-to resource for the best places for business meetings, happy hours, power lunches and more, as compiled by the Delaware Business Times editorial team.

No, thank you.
Best Restaurants Cover