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Monday, April 25, 2016

Ind. Courts - Gov. Pence has a little over two weeks left to name a new Supreme Court justice

Governor Pence has a little over two weeks left to name a new Supreme Court justice.

The Supreme Court has two oral arguments set for May 2nd. How many justices will be sitting?

Sec. 10 of ARTICLE 7 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana provides in part:

Section 10. Selection of Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals.

A vacancy in a judicial office in the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals shall be filled by the Governor, without regard to political affiliation, from a list of three nominees presented to him by the judicial nominating commission. If the Governor shall fail to make an appointment from the list within sixty days from the day it is presented to him, the appointment shall be made by the Chief Justice or the acting Chief Justice from the same list.

On March 11th the Judicial Nominating Commission formally submitted the names of three nominees to Governor Pence:

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 25, 2016 07:25 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts | Vacancy on Supreme Court - 2016