As regular readers know, I am a big fan of Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine. Despite having the disadvantage of being a Democrat, he has become the most interesting, provocative, and significant corporate law jurist since the famed William Allen. And now, according to news reports, he has done Allen one better:
Current Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr. has been nominated by Gov. Jack Markell to become the next chief justice of Delaware, sources have confirmed.
The announcement is said to be scheduled for later today and Markell is expected to submit Strine's name to the General Assembly for consideration when the legislature returns to session Jan. 14.