Thursday, October 24, 2019

First African-American nominated for Delaware Supreme Court

On Thursday Delaware Governor John Carney nominated Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, the first African-American to serve on the state's supreme court.

Montgomery-Reeves, who was the first African-American vice chancellor or judge on the state's Court of Chancery, will join the state's top court if she is confirmed by the state's senate.
Montgomery-Reeves was confirmed to the Court of Chancery in 2016, joining the court from the Wilmington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where she focused on corporate governance and corporate litigation.

Delaware is one of only 13 states that has never had a non-white justice serve on its supreme court, according to a July study by The Brennan Center for Justice. The study used data dating back to 1960.


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