Odd Alliances Back Del.'s Bid To Restore Bench Balance Rule

Law360 (January 29, 2020, 8:48 PM EST) -- An eclectic alliance has sided with Delaware in its bid for a U.S. Supreme Court reversal of a ruling striking down the state's constitutional requirement for judicial balance between the two major political parties, arguing it could permanently damage a nonpartisan system that helped make the state a beacon of legal balance.

More than a dozen amicus curiae briefs emerged by the end of Wednesday in Gov. John C. Carney v. James R. Adams, with the scale tipping heavily toward overturning the Third Circuit ruling last year that struck down Delaware's state constitutional provision that in practice allows only Democratic or Republican...

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