So what is the final stopping place that is the ultimate authority on Delaware law? The Delaware Supreme Court.
As the highest court in the state, the Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction in criminal matters and civil final judgments from Superior Court, and certain orders from Family Court and the Court of Chancery. The Delaware Supreme Court has quite a reputation. We have mentioned that the Court of Chancery has a worldwide reputation because so many corporations are incorporated here in Delaware. Well, when a corporation is unhappy with a Chancery decision, it is appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court. When the Delaware Supreme Court issues an opinion, the corporate WORLD listens. It’s pretty exciting for such a small state to have such an impact in the legal world.
Interestingly, the Delaware Supreme Court is relatively new. It was established in 1951 by constitutional amendment. The first state Supreme Court initially consisted of 3 justices but was enlarged to 5 justices in 1978. The court is CURRENTLY comprised of 1 justice from Sussex County, 1 justice from Kent County and 3 justices from New Castle County. The Supreme Court is located in Dover and hears oral arguments almost every Wednesday. Because of the volume of cases, not all cases get an oral argument, many are decided on written legal briefs.
Attorney Julianne E. Murray is experienced in oral arguments. See her in action.
Learn about other Delaware courts:
- Supreme Court
- Superior Court
- Court of Common Pleas
- Court of Chancery
- JP Court and Family Court
- Alderman Court
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