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Friday, July 11, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Nominating Commission to Select Next Chief Justice of Indiana"

This news release was issued today by the Court's public information office:

On Wednesday, August 6, the Judicial Nominating Commission will vote to select Indiana’s next Chief Justice. In June, Chief Justice Brent Dickson announced his intention to step down as Chief Justice and remain on the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice. The Commission will make its selection for Chief Justice from among the other current Justices: Robert Rucker, Steven David, Mark Massa and Loretta Rush. The Commission will interview each Justice in a meeting that is open to the public and press. It will be held in room 319 of the State House from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The Commission recruits candidates for appellate level judicial positions and also appoints Indiana’s Chief Justice. Detailed information on the 7-member Commission and the selection process for Indiana’s Chief Justice can be found online.

As in the past, all current Supreme Court Justices have been invited to share their thoughts with the Commission during the meeting. The Commission has asked the Justices to speak about the qualities and attributes important in a Chief Justice. The schedule for interviews is as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. – Justice Loretta Rush

  • 1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. – Justice Mark Massa

  • Break

  • 1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. – Justice Steven David

  • 2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Justice Robert Rucker
At approximately 2:30 p.m. the Commission will go into an executive session for discussion. Following the executive session, the Commission will convene in a public session to vote on its selection of Indiana’s next Chief Justice.

Media interested in attending should contact Chief Public Information Officer Kathryn Dolan to coordinate set-up and logistics in advance so that the interview process is free of distractions.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 11, 2014 10:43 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts