Here at PB.com we are big fans of Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine (although, truth be told, given our physique we are big fans of anything we're fans of), and so we are delighted to learn from the WSJ law blog (and various other sources) that:
Chancellor Strine is now Chief Justice Strine.
The Delaware state Senate on Wednesday confirmed Leo E. Strine Jr. as chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, elevating one of corporate law’s most influential personalities to a higher perch. Justice Strine fills the seat vacated in November by Myron Steele, who retired.
In his 15-year tenure in the lower Chancery Court, Justice Strine cut an outsized figure with his colorful and occasionally acerbic commentary and deep dives into corporate doctrine.
I'm genuinely delighted for Leo. Congratulations.
Now to start my dark horse campaign to replace him on the Chancery Court. Sure I haven't practiced law in 25 years. Sure I haven't ever tried a case. Sure I'm a Californian not a Delawarean (is that what they are?). But why should that count against me?
@Greg651 If I replaced Strine as del ware Chancellor, why couldn't I hear cases via Skype or something from home in LA?— Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) January 30, 2014