Yesterday, the District of Delaware came one step closer to obtaining a new district judge. A local newspaper is reporting that three names have been sent to the White House as candidates to fill the 2.5-year-old vacancy on the federal bench. Reportedly named for consideration are: the Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Andre G. Bouchard, and Mary B. Graham. Judge Stark has served as a D. Del. magistrate judge since 2007, while Bouchard and Graham are partners at Wilmington law firms.
Congratulations to Judge Stark, Andre, and Mary on this accomplishment. No matter who is eventually nominated and confirmed, Delaware will be well served by any of these candidates.