Judge eyes ruling over law allowing universal voting by mail

DOVER (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing a request by the state Republican Party to declare a new law allowing universal voting by mail in this year’s elections unconstitutional. The judge told attorneys after hearing arguments Thursday that he will issue a decision by Monday on the GOP’s request for an injunction to prevent […]

Progressive candidates in Delaware take on veteran Democrats

DOVER — Incumbency as a member of Delaware’s state House or Senate often comes with the expectation that any member of your party hoping to succeed you will “wait their turn” until you decide to move on. But this year’s primary elections include several races in which veteran Democratic lawmakers are being challenged by political […]

Women charged with hate crimes for attacking Trump supporters in Delaware

DOVER — Two women are facing hate crime charges after confronting a 7-year-old boy and his mother outside the Democratic National Convention in Delaware over their support of President Donald Trump and seizing a “Make America Great Again” hat. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both 21, on felony charges […]

Pastor’s lawyers eye deposing Carney over coronavius restrictions

DOVER — Lawyers for Democratic Gov. John Carney are resisting attempts to have him questioned under oath in a federal lawsuit over limitations on worship services he imposed because of the coronavirus, according to attorneys for a Delaware cleric challenging Carney’s actions. Attorneys for the Rev. Dr. Christopher Allan Bullock said in a letter to […]

Judge sanctions Mountaire in Delaware wastewater lawsuit

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in southern Delaware. The judge this week ordered Mountaire Corp. and the subsidiaries to pay $18,000 in […]

Appeals court panel weighs Wilmington Trust convictions

DOVER — Attorneys representing former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program have asked a federal appeals court panel to overturn their convictions. Defense attorneys argued Tuesday that prosecutors had failed to prove that the former Wilmington Trust executives deliberately lied to federal regulators […]

Catholic group sues beach town over ban on Nativity scene

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DOVER — A Catholic fraternal organization is suing a popular Delaware beach resort in federal court over its decision to end a decadeslong practice of allowing the display of a Christmas Nativity scene on public property. The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council contends that the 2018 decision by Rehoboth Beach officials violates […]

Revenue projections increase as new budget year approaches

DOVER — Delaware lawmakers will have a little more money to work with as they finalize a budget for the fiscal year that starts in two weeks. The panel that sets Delaware’s official revenue forecast voted Wednesday to increase the revenue estimates for both the current and new fiscal years. The Delaware Economic and Financial […]

Nonjury trial eyed in suit over virus worship restrictions

DOVER — A federal judge has denied a cleric’s request for a preliminary injunction against Democratic Gov. John Carney over restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. U.S. District Court Judge Colm Connolly on Thursday denied the request for an injunction as moot, given changes that Carney made to […]

Delaware governor backs off restrictions on church services

DOVER (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is backing off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the face of a federal lawsuit challenging those restrictions as unconstitutional. State attorneys told a federal judge in a letter Wednesday that the “guidance” Carney had issued for worship services has […]