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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ind. Decisions - State of Indiana reportedly won't appeal 7th Circuit decision on Marion Co. judicial selection

Ballot Access News is reporting that the State of Indiana won't appeal the 7th Circuit's Sept. 9th ruling in Common Cause Indiana v. Individual Members of the Ind. Election Commission, et al (which was summarized here by the ILB; see also this post). This is the 7th Circuit opinion that upheld a district court ruling and declared that the method of electing Marion Superior Court judges is unconstitutional.

The ILB has not yet confirmed this report. However, the Ballot Access post ends on an off note, saying:

It is somewhat likely that the legislature will now abolish judicial elections in Indianapolis. In most other parts of Indiana there are no such judicial elections.
In fact, local judges are elected in all but a couple of Indiana -- e.g. St. Joe and Lake counties.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 10, 2015 12:20 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions