Delaware Courts have been listed again as number one in the nation in a survey sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for the ninth time in a row.  The factors by which the states were measured included: judges’ impartiality, timeliness of decisions and judges’ competence. By comparison, the (state) court system in nearby Philadelphia made the list of the top 5 worst cities in the country, with Chicago earning the dubious distinction of the city with the worst court system in the U.S. The results of this survey of court systems throughout the country in prior years have been highlighted on these pages here.