Posted: Nov. 15, 2002


WASHINGTON, DC -- Filling an important vacancy on the U.S. District Court for
the District of Delaware, the United States Senate late last night unanimously
approved the nomination of Kent Jordan. Delaware Congressman Mike Castle
recommended Jordan to the White House and Senators Joe Biden and Tom Carper
supported and helped guide his nomination.

 "Kent possesses the sterling academic and professional qualifications, as well
as the necessary judgement and temperament, to be an outstanding federal
district judge. I am pleased my Senate colleagues joined with me in moving so
quickly to consider and approve Kentís nomination," said Sen. Biden, chairman of
the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.

"I believe Kent Jordan will serve Delawareans well as our District Court Judge.
He has a broad range of experience and is a great fit for our state," Carper
said. "It is my hope that Mr. Jordan will continue in the tradition of fine
jurists that comprise Delaware's judiciary, especially in the District Court."

"Kent has a unique background in clerking, prosecution, litigation, bankruptcy
and business law that has provided him with the necessary in-court experience to
enhance Delaware's top-notch justice system," said Castle. "President Bush must
now sign his commission and then Kent will be sworn in. I know Kent will
continue the tradition of excellence displayed by our bench."

The 44 year-old Mr. Jordan currently serves as Vice President and General
Counsel of the Wilmington, Delaware based Corporation Service Company (CSC). He
was born in West Point, New York, and graduated from Brigham Young University
(B.A. 1981) with high honors and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center
(J.D. 1984), where he was invited to join the staff and editorial board for the
Law Journal.

Prior to starting at CSC in 1998, Mr. Jordan was an associate and
later a partner at Morris James Hitchens & Williams, and an associate at Potter
Anderson & Corroon from 1985-1987. In addition, Mr. Jordan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware from 1987 -1992.

Mr. Jordanís nomination hearing before the full Senate Judiciary committee took
place on September 18, 2002, less than two months ago. Now that Mr. Jordan has
been approved by the full U.S. Senate his commission will be signed by the
President and he will be sworn in and take his seat on the federal bench in