Founded in 1951, the Delaware Supreme Court is the state's court of last resort.
The current justices of the court are:
The Delaware Constitution gives the Supreme Court appellate jurisdiction in most criminal cases for final judgments that have already been decided by lower courts. It also gives the Court discretionary jurisdiction to issue writs of prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, mandamus and certified questions. 
- See also: Judicial selection in Delaware
Judges are selected using the commission selection, political appointment method, where the Judicial Selection Commission forwards a list of candidates to the Governor. The Governor of Delaware then appoints a candidate who must then be confirmed by the Delaware General Assembly. Justices serve renewable twelve year terms. Three of the justices must represent one of the major political parties while the other two justices must be members of the other major political party.
Minimum qualifications for appointment to the court are:
- Be licensed to practice law in the state.
- Be learned in the citizens of Delaware.
- Be a Member of the Delaware Bar Association.
Removal of Justices
Judges may be removed in one of two ways:
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The Associate Justices of the court receive $185,050 annually, while the Chief Justice makes $194,750. 
- In Genger v. TR Investors the Delaware Supreme Court issued an important ruling on the matter of electronic records and discovery. The case stemmed from a case heard by the Court of Chancery in 2009 where now-Chief Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. ordered the defendant, Arie Genger, to preserve information on his hard drive. Genger had his tech expert run a program that wiped all files from the unallocated free space on his hard drive and the TRI servers. This "unallocated free space" is the space on a computer not dedicated to running programs or applications and what the computer will use for temporary storage. Genger claimed that he was just attempting to preserve the privacy of his personal files. TRI claimed that he had violated the order to preserve information on the hard drives, Strine agreed, and sanctioned Genger, ordering him to pay TRI $3.2 million.
- On appeal, the Supreme Court upheld Strine's sanction, finding that Genger had taken steps to destroy information he had been ordered to preserve. The court also addressed more largely the matter of unallocated free space. Justice Jacobs wrote, "To avoid future repetitions of the 'unallocated free space' issue presented here we suggest that the parties and the trial court address any unallocated free space question that might arise before a document retention and preservation order is put in place.In addressing that issue, the parties must be mindful that court-ordered discovery of electronically-stored information should be limited to what is 'reasonably accessible.' That determination, by its very nature, must be made on a case-by-case basis." 
- Taken from Delaware Supreme Court issues important e-discovery ruling
History of the court
Prior to the 1951 constitutional amendment establishment of the Delaware Supreme Court there was not an established court of last resort. The "left over judge system" was used from 1897 until 1951. In this system any judge who did not originally hear the case would gather together and exercise final jurisdiction. When founded in 1951 the court had three justices which was later expanded to five justices in 1978.
- Justice Carolyn Berger is the first female to serve on the court.
- Justice Randy Holland is the youngest person to serve on the court, and is also the only justice to be retained three times.
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- ↑ Supreme Court of Delaware
- ↑ Delaware Supreme Court website
- ↑ Methods of Judicial selection: Removal of Judges
- ↑ Delaware Court System, Fiscal Year 2012, Supreme Caseload Trend Chart
- ↑ Delaware Court System, Fiscal Year 2011, Supreme Caseload Trend Chart
- ↑ Delaware Court System, Fiscal Year 2010, Supreme Caseload Trends
- ↑ Delaware Court System, Fiscal Year 2008, Supreme Caseload Trends
- ↑ Delaware Court System, Fiscal Year 2007, Supreme Caseload Trends
- ↑ National Center for the State Courts, Delaware
- ↑ Genger v. TR Investors
- ↑ Delaware Supreme Court
- ↑ Boston University School of Law, Alumni Page