The Delaware Supreme Court was asked by the Governor of the State of Delaware, pursuant to established procedure, to answer a question of law about whether a person she wanted to nominate to a minor judicial position, was disqualified due to a drug offense committed when he was 17 years old, in light of a provision in the Delaware Constitution that disqualifies from such office persons convicted of certain types of crimes. The Governor asked for the opinion within 5 days–before a scheduled vote by the State Senate. The High Court rendered its decision one day early. Read the court’s decision concluding that there was no disqualification here. The State Senate confirmed him today as a Family Court Commissioner, as reported here.

UPDATE: Here is the backstory from veteran political commentator Celia Cohen on her DelawareGrapevine site.