How New Justice Blazed Trail From Miss. To Del.'s Top Court

By Jeff Montgomery (November 15, 2019, 5:37 PM EST) -- Newly confirmed Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves took a roundabout path from her Mississippi birthplace to a spot as the first African American on the First State's highest bench, coming to the court from a life deep in the law, but without the often native local and northeastern ties of her colleagues.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi, Justice Montgomery-Reeves received her law degree in the deep South as well, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006. By all accounts, the justice's initial connection to Delaware emerged by chance, the result of a...

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