In an effort to increase judicial transparency and accountability, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware pledges to fight for legislation in support of the following:  

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Platform

  1. Establish an independent Office of Inspector General with a degree of jurisdiction over the Chancery Court, which would ensure a rigorous and regular review process for auditing the Chancery Court’s decisions

  2. Ensure that appointed Members of Courts can’t serve on the Court of Judiciary, which has the power of judicial review

  3. Ensure that if a Justice of the Chancery Court appoints a custodian or a receiver to any Firm, Corporation, or Officer of the court for whom they were previously employed or shared business interests with, this conflict must be disclosed and consented to by both parties

  4. Require that any custodian or receiver appointed by the Delaware Chancery Court itemize and make public a complete list of costs incurred because of acting in that capacity

  5. Always allow a camera in the Chancery Court to ensure that a public record exists of the Court’s actions, allowing citizens and good government groups to audit the Court’s actions and deliberations to make sure they honor justice and transparency

  6. Require ‘wheel spin’ in the Chancery Court so that Chancery Court Chancellors cannot select cases based on their own self-interest

  7. Require financial disclosure by Delaware’s judges so the public can see the income they receive outside their judicial salaries, including investments, business and charitable affiliations and gifts