Governor Fills Vacancy on Delaware Court of Chancery

As expected, Delaware’s Governor today announced two nominations to address the vacancy that will be created on the Delaware Court of Chancery when Chancellor William Chandler retires on June 17. Bloomberg reports on the nominations here. The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog posts about it hereWe previously reported on the procedure for the Delaware Senate to vote on the nominations, which it is expected to do before its regular session concludes on June 30.  Existing Vice Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. was tapped for the Chancellor’s position, and existing Master in Chancery Sam Glasscock III was given the gubernatorial nod to take Strine’s position as vice chancellor, in light of Strine moving up to the top spot. Both are well-respected, well-qualified, well-known and well-liked by those engaged in corporation litigation as well as those who file many other types of cases that are within the equity court’s limited jurisdication. Both are expected to win swift and certain confirmation in the Delaware Senate.