Delaware’s longest-serving Supreme Court justice announced he is retiring from the bench.
Justice Randy Holland said he will retire at the end of March. The 70-year-old joined the court in 1986. At the time, he was the youngest person appointed to the Delaware Supreme Court. He became the longest serving justice in 2009. In 2011, he was reappointed to an unprecedented third 12-year term.
Recognized as an expert on state constitutional law, Holland has written more than 700 reported opinions, published two books on the Delaware Constitution and received numerous awards during his 30 year tenure on the bench.
Gov. John Carney issued the following statement on Thursday:
“Justice Holland has been a model jurist and a steady source of wisdom on Delaware’s Supreme Court for more than 30 years. His thoughtfulness and deep knowledge of Delaware history and the Delaware Constitution will be missed. We should all thank Justice Holland for his service to the people of Delaware and to our great judiciary.”
Holland graduated from Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude. He also received a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia Law School.