Andrews Confirmed to the Delaware District Court

November 3, 2011

Publication| Intellectual Property

The Senate today voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Richard G. Andrews to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Judge Andrews was nominated earlier this year by President Obama to fill the last vacancy in the District of Delaware. The vacancy has resulted in referrals of certain cases to visiting judges from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. It is expected that the referral practice for new cases soon will be discontinued and most cases pending before the visiting judges will be transferred back as one docket to be handled by Judge Andrews.

As the State Prosecutor for Delaware, a position he held since 2007, Andrews oversaw the Criminal Division of the Delaware Department of Justice. From 1983 to 2006, Andrews worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, serving as Chief of the Criminal Division, First Assistant United States Attorney, and acting United States Attorney.


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