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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  May 2012

12-IB07: RE Freedom of Information Act African American Heritage Center

Against the City of Wilmington, requester alleged (i) impropriety of solicitation of proposals and awards of grant money, to which the DOJ responded that absent criminal conduct, not present here, the DOJ did not have jurisdiction to investigate such allegations; (ii) denial of access to records, about which it was determined that the City had conducted a diligent search for records and made all existing records available for inspection and copying; and (iii) violation of the open meetings requirements by opening one meeting to a grant applicant’s competitor, but not opening another meeting to the grant applicant, in response to which it was held that because the Mayor is a body of one, his office is exempt from the public meeting requirements of FOIA.

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Jury Recommends Death Sentence For Convicted Murderer James Cooke

Media Release Wilmington – Today a New Castle County Superior Court jury recommended, in a vote of 11 – 1, that James Cooke received a death sentence for the rape and murder of University of Delaware student Lindsay Bonistall in her off-campus apartment in Newark, Delaware. On April 13th, after a trial that lasted five […]

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Biden Warns Motorists Of Dangers of Distracted Driving

Media Release Joins Federal, State Officials To Call For Safer Driving on Inaugural Stop the Texts Day Wilmington – Citing the alarming statistic that a majority of young drivers admit to texting while behind the wheel, Attorney General Beau Biden today joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection Agencies, […]

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