Gov. John Carney received formal notice Feb. 9 that the Honorable Justice Randy J. Holland will retire from the Delaware Supreme Court at the end of March.

Prior to his appointment and confirmation in 1986, Holland was in private practice as a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell. In 2009, he became the longest serving justice in the history of Delaware. In March 2011, he was reappointed by Gov. Jack Markell and unanimously confirmed by the Senate for an unprecedented third twelve-year term.

Carney issued the following statement upon learning of Holland’s retirement:

“Justice Holland has been a model jurist and a steady source of wisdom on Delaware's Supreme Court for more than 30 years. His thoughtfulness and deep knowledge of Delaware history and the Delaware Constitution will be missed. We should all thank Justice Holland for his service to the people of Delaware and to our great judiciary.”