Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware has been rebranded as Citizens for Judicial Fairness.
A release stated that the change reflects the group’s “evolution to a reform-focused organization advocating for equity and transparency in state courthouses and law firms nationwide, as well as its commitment to remain involved in Delaware for the long-term.”
The organization was formed during the battle over the sale of TransPerfect and decisions made by Chancery Court in that matter.
CJF stated that it will continue to seek partnerships and provide grants to aligned local grassroots organizations to develop a network of advocates.
“This is a major milestone for our movement in Delaware and nationwide as we focus our efforts on fighting for fairness, equity, and transparency in our judiciary and legal industry,” stated Citizens for Judicial Fairness Campaign Manager Chris Coffey, Since our founding nearly six years ago, we’ve been constantly amazed by the enthusiastic grassroots response from thousands of citizens in Delaware and beyond who are sick and tired of courts that don’t look like them or live like them making far-reaching decisions that affect their livelihoods. We are proud to have given those citizens a voice and an outlet to demand better from their leaders and are excited to continue that work for the long haul.”
CJF held a rally on May 24th outside Legislative Hall in Dover with the Rev. Al Sharpton, Pastor Blaine Hackett, activist Keandra Rey, and dozens of supporters to demand that Gov. John Carney replace outgoing Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Slights with a Black member of the court that primarily handles business disputes.