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The structure of the Delaware judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Delaware Supreme Court, the Superior Court of Delaware, the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Family Court and the Delaware Court of Common Pleas.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Decisions of this court are appealed to the Third Circuit.

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Appellate

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Delaware counties


There are 3 counties in Delaware. Each county is served by a Superior Court, a Family Court, a Court of Common Pleas and a Justice of the Peace Court.

 

  To see a list of counties in Delaware, please see - Delaware counties



Elections

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Judicial selection in Delaware uses the commission-selection, political appointment method. Candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment. Appointees must then be confirmed by the General Assembly.

There are no judicial elections in Delaware.

Selection

Judicial selection in Delaware

Delaware Supreme Court Delaware Superior Court Delaware Court of Chancery Delaware Family Court Delaware Court of Common Pleas
Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt., legislative confirmation

Term - 12 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt., legislative confirmation

Term - 12 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt., legislative confirmation

Term - 12 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt., legislative confirmation

Term - 12 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt., legislative confirmation

Term - 12 years


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Delaware
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The First State
Motto:   Liberty and Independence
Population:   900,877
Area of state:   2,489 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1787
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