Gov. Markell nominates Judge Vaughn for Delaware Supreme Court seat

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Gov. Jack Markell has nominated Superior Court Judge James T. Vaughn to serve the Delaware Supreme Court.

Vaughn is a 15-year veteran of the Superior Court and has served as President Judge for the past 10 years.

“For more than 15 years, President Judge Vaughn has served our state with distinction and integrity as a member of the Superior Court,” said Governor Markell. “If confirmed by the Senate, his experience, his wisdom, and his commitment to justice will make him an outstanding addition to Delaware’s highest court.”

If confirmed, Vaughn will fill the seat that was held by Judge Carolyn Berger who retired earlier this month.

“I am very honored and humbled to receive the Governor’s appointment to succeed Justice Berger,” said Judge Vaughn. “If I am confirmed by the Senate, I look forward to serving Delaware’s citizens as part of the state’s highest court.”

A confirmation hearing will be held by the Delaware Senate on Oct. 8.

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