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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2007


     The Delaware Superior Court held a Special Session on Monday, April 9th at the old New Castle Courthouse to commemorate the first session of the Court which was held on April 9th 1832. The Special Session was opened by President Judge James T. Vaughn, Jr. and included remarks by Governor Ruth Ann Minner, Lieutenant Governor John C. Carney, Jr., Resident Judge Richard R. Cooch, and State Archivist, Russell McCabe.

     During the ceremony, Lieutenant Governor Carney presented a tribute from the Governor and himself which stated:

As the Delaware Superior Court celebrates 175 years of judicial excellence, we hereby recognize the Court’s core values of unity, neutrality, integrity, timeliness, equality and dedication. Delawareans across the First State recognize the Superior Court, its current and past judicial officers, commissioners and support staff for their hard work and dedication to integrity and fairness in our courts. The Delaware Superior Court has long been a model of an exemplary judicial system and we are proud of this long, strong heritage, one that no doubt will be carried with pride into the future.

     All of us in the Judicial Branch join with Governor Minner and Lieutenant Governor Carney in congratulating the Superior Court on its 175th anniversary and its long tradition of excellence. As Chief Justice Myron T. Steele stated:

On behalf of the Delaware Supreme Court, I would like to offer my congratulations to the Superior Court for 175 years of service in the tradition of excellence. From the first session of the Court held in 1832, the Superior Court has demonstrated a high quality of service to its public and corporate clients of which the Judicial Branch and the State as a whole are exceedingly proud.

Photo of Superior Court celebration

Former and current Superior Court judges, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the State Archivist, and others, gathered at the Old New Castle Courthouse to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Superior Court’s creation.