Latest John Carney News

Judge refuses to dismiss suit against DMV over vanity tag

Aug. 01, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Delaware government officials who recalled a vanity license plate issued to a breast cancer survivor because of what the state transportation secretary described as a “perceived profanity.” ...

Senate vote on auditor criticized as "political theater"

Jul. 25, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate Democrats voted in a special session Monday to seek to remove Delaware’s state auditor from office, an action criticized as meaningless “political theater” by the Democratic House speaker. Senators voted 13-7 for a resolution to hold a joint session...

Delaware GOP sues to block election reforms

Jul. 24, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republicans in Delaware are challenging two new laws that allow for same-day voter registration and mail-in ballots. Party officials announced the lawsuit on Friday, just hours after Democratic Gov. John Carney signed legislation enacting the changes. ...

Gun groups sue over Delaware gun control legislation

Jul. 22, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware gun rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against recently passed gun control legislation. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, The News Journal reported....

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Operator of Delaware port settles Norfolk Southern lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The private company that operates Delaware’s state-owned marine port has settled a lawsuit filed by Norfolk Southern Railway Co. over unpaid rail car storage bills. Attorneys notified a federal judge in a court filing Monday that they have resolved the dispute,...

Delaware man convicted of hate crime gets 4 months in prison

Jul. 09, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man convicted earlier this year of a felony hate crime for what authorities say was the persistent harassment of a Black female employee in Gov. John Carney's office has been sentenced to four months in prison. Matthew Gregg will also be required...

Maryland law expanding who can perform abortion takes effect

Jul. 01, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law taking effect Friday will enable nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants who receive special training to perform abortions, as some states seek to expand access to the procedure after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. ...

Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year's legislative session

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up the year’s legislative session with a flurry of action on secondary bills Thursday, after a successful push by majority Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding abortion access. Gov....

Judge nixes town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

Jun. 29, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Wednesday struck down a small town’s ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The ruling by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the southern...