DOVER, Del., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, following the news that Delaware Chancery Court Chief Justice Strine is retiring, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following statement:
"We wish Chief Justice Strine well, but it's time to reform the Delaware courts. We will be unveiling our platform tomorrow that calls for more transparency, electronic media recording of court proceedings, randomized selection of judges for cases and other commonsense reforms.
We also believe appointing a woman to lead the court to break the old boys club culture would be a major signal by the Judicial Nominating Committee to accepting that changes are needed. Delaware can't afford to keep dropping in the judicial ratings every year or continue to be listed 48 out of 50 states by the Center for Transparency and Accountability. The Chancery Court's recent move towards arrogance and secretiveness have not served Delawareans or the millions of people who rely on the Court well. We hope they will heed this call."
**ADVISORY for July 10, 2019**
WHO: Miranda Wessinger & Chris Coffey of Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware; Cindy Green, Sussex County Register of Wills; Donna White, Former Chancery Court Employee; and 100 TransPerfect Employees
WHAT: Press Conference announcing a new platform to improve ethics, transparency, and accountability in Delaware Government and the Delaware Chancery Court
WHEN: Wednesday, July 10 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Outside Delaware Court of Chancery, the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center; 500 North King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is a group of more than 2,700 members including employees of the global translation services company TransPerfect, as well as concerned Delaware residents, and business executives. While their primary goal of saving TransPerfect has been accomplished, they continue their efforts to defend the company's employees and fight for transparency in the Delaware Chancery Court. For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware or to join the cause, visit DelawareforBusiness.org.
Contact: Mary Urban, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware