For Immediate Release
April 08, 2022
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Chris Coffey,

(BPRW) Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Calls on Gov. Carney to Nominate Black Justice to Chancery Court After Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

After eliminating racial diversity on the Chancery Court in 2020, Gov. Carney must appoint a Black Justice to the All-White Chancery Court

(Black PR Wire) WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first ever Black woman confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court. In President Biden’s tenure thus far, he has created the most diverse cabinet in history both in race and gender, and has now kept his promise to diversify the nation's highest court. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware again calls on Governor Carney to follow President Biden's leadership by nominating a Black justice to replace Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III on the Chancery Court.

Said Chris Coffey, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager: "We are ecstatic to congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her ascension to the US Supreme Court and applaud President Joe Biden on his impeccable leadership to fulfill his promises of diverse representation on Federal and District Courts. Sadly, we are still very concerned that in Governor Carney’s third opportunity to nominate a Black justice to the open Chancery Court seat, he may not follow President Biden’s precedent. Governor Carney again finds himself at a crossroad where he can execute a plan to ensure there are diverse candidates applying for the open seat because he truly wants to fulfill his own diversity goals, or he can once again deflect blame and continue the status quo of the all-white Chancery. We respectfully ask that Governor Carney nominate a Black justice and reestablish racial diversity on the Chancery Court.”

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is a group made up of more than 5,000 members including employees of the global translation services company TransPerfect, as well as concerned Delaware residents, business executives and others. They formed in April of 2016 to focus on raising awareness with Delaware residents, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the unprecedented, forced sale of TransPerfect. While their primary goal of saving the company has been accomplished, they continue their efforts to fight for more transparency in the Delaware Chancery Court. For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware or to join the cause, visit

Source: Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware