Jackie Mette Remarks: Randy J. Holland Celebration of Life

My name is Jackie Paradee Metta. I was honored to be the fifth Judicial law clerk to Justice Randy J. Holland from 1990 to ’91. During that year, Justice Holland wrote the Claudio and Maymi opinion on behalf of an en banc court explaining the significance of Delaware’s constitutional provision on jury trials as distinguished from its federal counterpart, that trial by jury shall be as heretofore.

Justice Holland demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the scholarly opinion that would be a hallmark of his opinions to come and the many books that he wrote on constitutional history. He taught the importance of diligence, thoroughness and thoughtful analysis. He exemplified, but never preached a strong work ethic and mutual regard for people. I will miss his friendship and his mentorship. Thank you.

Note: The law clerk remarks were limited in time due to the number of clerks.

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