Showing posts with label Tamika Montgomery-Reeves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tamika Montgomery-Reeves. Show all posts

Friday, January 03, 2020

Delaware's first black Supreme Court justice to take oath of office Friday

Delaware's first African-American Supreme Court justice will take her public oath of office on Friday.

Former Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves' investiture is at 2 p.m. at Howard High School in Wilmington. The event is not open to the public due to limited seating.

The Senate unanimously approved Gov. John Carney’s selection of Montgomery-Reeves in November. She is replacing Supreme Court Justice Collins Seitz Jr., who was confirmed as chief justice in place of retiring Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr.

o Strine Jr. Montgomery-Reeves has served since 2015 as a vice chancellor on Delaware’s Court of Chancery. The Wilmington resident was the first African American and the second woman to serve as a judge on that court.

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.