Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack B. Jacobs
Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack B. Jacobs ()

Seven candidates have applied to succeed Justice Jack B. Jacobs on the Delaware Supreme Court, according to sources who are familiar with the process. The candidate list presents a diverse group of judges, attorneys in private practice and one law professor.

The candidates are said to be Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr.; Superior Court Judges Jan R. Jurden and Calvin L. Scott Jr.; Widener University School of Law professor Lawrence Hamermesh; Family Court Chief Judge Chandlee Johnson Kuhn; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom attorney Karen L. Valihura; and Grant & Eisenhofer attorney Megan McIntyre.

Superior Court Judge Mary Miller Johnston, who several sources identified as a candidate, did not apply. Other names said to be possible candidates who did not apply include Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor partner David C. McBride and Joseph R. Slights III, a former Superior Court judge and current Morris James partner.

For more, see an upcoming edition of Delaware Law Weekly.