Breaking news folks, in a recent survey released by
Slingshot Strategies LLC, confirms what I have been reporting on for years.
There are a large number of Delaware voters who are dissatisfied with Andre
Bouchard’s Chancery Court. Importantly, 79% of Delawareans believe Andre
Bouchard should have been forced to disclose his pre-existing, 20-year BFF
friendship with TransPerfect Global co-founder, Elting’s counsel, Kevin Shannon
of Potter Anderson.
Additionally, the Delaware citizenry apparently agrees that
conflicts of interest clearly exposed, not sealed up by a judge who could be
abusing his power, in regard to the appointments of custodians. Bottom line
folks, the Delaware people, in my opinion and in my assessment of these poll
results, are not happy with Andre Bouchard and the rampant cronyism that has
defined his tenure.
Recently, folks demanding greater transparency from Bouchard
in his Chancery Court at a Bar Association Brunch were forced to leave by
security, not only the event itself, but the parking lot as well. Is this the
Chancellor’s latest bid to thwart activities protected by the United States
Frankly, these poll results are unfortunately gratifying in
a way because, in my opinion, a vast majority of Delawareans believe that
Bouchard’s shady, illogical rulings in the TransPerfect case — supported by
his former intern Leo Strine — in a nonsensical majority opinion — are
improper. Our once-renowned Chancery Court is now infamous for corruption in my
Delaware, having dissipated from #1 to #11 for judicial
equity in a national survey conducted last year by the United States Chamber of
Commerce — is losing corporations to Nevada because many business people are
concerned about potential subjective rulings coming out of Delaware’s Chancery
Court these days?
Yes folks, having watched Chancellor Bouchard very closely
from the time he was appointing various people to the Deputy of the Register of
Wills job (before he found one that could actually do the job), having read all
the transcripts from the TransPerfect case, and having interviewed many people,
I am convinced beyond a shadow of doubt, the longer Bouchard holds office, the
worse off Delaware will be.
Please read the article below published by Yahoo Finance,
citing “widespread dissatisfaction” with Bouchard’s Chancery Court.
A recent poll shows that Delaware voters align with Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware in their crusade for transparency in the Delaware Chancery Court
DOVER, Del., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A staggering
amount of Delaware citizens have expressed dissatisfaction with the Chancery
Court’s proposed reforms and the state government’s transparency, according to
a recent survey.
The survey, released in April by Slingshot Strategies, LLC.,
noted 79% of Delawarevoters and 77% of registered Democrats demand judges to
disclose relationships with lawyers. In addition, about 70% of both Delaware
voters and registered Democrats propose custodians to disclose conflicts of
interests to the general public. The sweeping support for additional disclosure
from the Chancery Court is heavily linked to the overwhelming frustration
citizens have for the state government.
According to the survey, 92% of voters agree that the state
government is dishonest and 58% believe it is nearly impossible to hold local
politicians accountable for their actions. Almost 50% feel helpless in the
fight for their voices and concerns to be addressed, due to political bias and
nepotism in Delaware politics.
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware have demanded more
transparency, equity, accountability and freedom of speech from the Chancery
Court, only to be denied such basic Constitutional rights. On June 14, 2019,
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware volunteers were forcibly removed from the
Delaware Chancery Court after using their First Amendment rights to request
transparency. While the group was denied the right to distribute information to
those most closely associated with the Court system, Citizens for a
Pro-Business Delaware will continue to bring their push for accountability to
the residents of Delaware through media advertisements in the News Journal, as
well as other local media.
Influential leaders such as Chancellor Bouchard halt
Delaware Chancery Court reform and Delaware’s reputation as a hub for
headquarters and businesses are being negatively affected. Citizens for a
Pro-Business Delaware is committed to exposing the clandestine processes of Delaware’s
Chancery Court. “The long-standing corruption and white washing of justice
in the Delaware Chancery Court is abhorrent and unethical,” said Miranda
Wessinger, president of the Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware. “The
citizens of Delaware deserve transparency and accountability from local
political leaders. Our efforts to serve the Delaware people will not be
impeded, regardless of the bureaucratic push back. We are determined to keep
Delaware’s reputation as a thriving and profitable business state.”
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is a group made up of
more than 2,700 members including employees of the global translation services
company TransPerfect, as well as concerned Delaware residents, business
executives and others. They formed in April of 2016 to focus on raising
awareness with Delaware residents, elected officials, and other stakeholders
about the issue.
While their primary goal of saving the company has been
accomplished, they continue their efforts to fight for more transparency in the
Delaware Chancery Court. For more information on Citizens for a Pro-Business
Delaware or to join the cause, visit DelawareForBusiness.org.