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The motions were flying through the Delaware Supreme Court last week — 74 of them, and every single one granted without objection. What joyous and meaningful motions they were, too. Lawyer after lawyer asked the five justices, sitting in special session, to accept a new colleague to the bar of the court, swelling its ranks beyond 2,500 practitioners. “May it please the court,” the lawyers said, “I move the admission of …” Ideally the admission ceremony would have occurred in the Supreme Court Building on The Green in Dover, where there are plaques naming every member of the Delaware bar since its origins in 1676; but the courtroom was not big enough. Even shifting the proceedings to a Superior courtroom in the Kent County Courthouse, also on The Green, couldn’t accommodate everyone at once, so the new lawyers were presented to the court and took their oaths in two separate sessions.

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