Delaware Supreme Court Finds Only Felonies can Disqualify a Candidate from Office: Newport Town Commissioner Takes Office

October 26, 2021

Earlier this month, the Delaware Supreme Court unanimously ruled that embattled former Town of Newport Police Chief Michael Capriglione was eligible for office, despite his record of misdemeanor convictions. In a recent post for the firm’s Defense Litigation Insider blog, MG+M associate William B. Larson reviews the legal context surrounding this controversial decision and the impact it may have on the Delaware State Auditor’s recent indictment.

Read more about what led to the undisputed verdict on the Defense Litigation Insider blog here. For additional insight, please read Larson’s May 10th blog post Delaware Judge Bars Town of Newport Commissioner from Taking Office.  

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