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UPDATE: JACK'S JUDGES

Posted: Feb. 11, 2016

Long after Jack Markell leaves office as the Democratic governor early next year, there will be a state judiciary to remember him by. His recent nomination of a new vice chancellor gave him a total say at the top on the Supreme Court and Court of Chancery.

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A QUICK PICK FOR CHANCERY 

Posted: Feb. 9, 2016

Jack Markell, the Democratic governor, could have waited to announce his choice of Joe Slights for the Court of Chancery. Instead, Markell moved fast, all the better to keep Delaware's most famous court above what could have been an unsightly fray.

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A JUDICIAL JIGSAW OVER GEOGRAPHY

Posted: Feb. 3, 2016

The age-old geographic divide in Delaware politics is asserting itself again, now that a vice chancellor who sits in Kent County is going off the Court of Chancery, and there are suspicions in Kent County about the candidates who could get the next appointment.

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CONGRESSIONAL CALCULUS

Posted: Feb. 1, 2016

History is hovering over the congressional race, and not just because nobody has even broken the gender and race barriers to get into Delaware's federal delegation. The candidates' field itself is an anomaly in a race that was not supposed to have to happen.

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DEATH RATTLE 

Posted: Jan. 28, 2016

A vote to repeal the death penalty in Delaware fell short Thursday in the state House of Representatives, but this debate is not over. The advocates are playing the long game, encompassing the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

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HOME IS WHERE THE LEGAL OPINION SAYS IT IS

Posted: Jan. 25, 2016

Candidates for lieutenant governor are supposed to live in Delaware for six years. Kathy McGuiness, a Democratic candidate, was back and forth to Utah, and election officials went back and forth in their thinking before they could figure out if she qualified.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Posted: Jan. 22, 2016

"Political Notebook" is a collection of items about Delaware politics. This one takes a look the political gamesmanship behind campaign finance reports and a new run for a new office for Jeff Cragg. Remember him?

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