Former Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr. is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court

As presaged on these pages and elsewhere when the Governor nominated him for the position, yesterday Delaware’s new Chief Justice was sworn in. Chief Justice Strine now leaves a vacancy in the position of Chancellor for the Court of Chancery which will be filled soon by the Governor’s nomination, which must be approved by the Senate.

An interesting statistic in the local paper’s reporting on the event, was in a quote from Justice Holland during the ceremony when he was commenting on the collegiality for which the Delaware Supreme Court is known: “… for the past 61 years 99 percent of the court’s rulings have been unanimous.”

Supplement: Celia Cohen, author of Delaware Grapevine, and the ultimate insider in terms of her insights into the nuances of Delaware politics, provides candid commentary about this event.