Monday, October 31, 2016
Ind. Courts - Four COA judges up for retention next week, but you may only vote for two of them
Quoting from this ILB post from July 18th:
Here are the appellate judges on the retention ballot in 2016:Dan Carden, in an Oct. 23rd NWI Times story, had a little background on each judge:
- Judge Terry A. Crone, Court of Appeals of Indiana – Third District
- Judge James S. Kirsch, Court of Appeals of Indiana – Second District
- Judge Edward W. Najam, Jr., Court of Appeals of Indiana – First District
- Judge Patricia A. Riley, Court of Appeals of Indiana – Fourth District
Judge Patricia Riley, a Rensselaer native appointed to the court in 1994 by then-Gov. Evan Bayh and retained by voters in 1996 and 2006.See the Courts' page, Judicial Retention 2016, for more information.
Judge Terry Crone, a South Bend native appointed in 2004 by Democratic Gov. Joe Kernan and retained by voters in 2006.
Judge Edward Najam Jr., of Bloomington, a 1992 Bayh appointee retained by voters in 1996 and 2006.
Judge James Kirsch, of Indianapolis, a 1994 Bayh appointee retained by voters in 1996 and 2006.
The 15 members of the Court of Appeals of Indiana [now] represent five state districts:
Judges named from these districts stand for retention only in their districts.
- Three members of the Court must come from the 1st District, encompassing the southern third of the state;
- three from the 2nd District, the middle third; and
- three from the 3rd District, the northern third of Indiana.
Judges representing the 4th and 5th districts stand for retention statewide.
- In 1978, a 4th District was created, consisting of three judges, one from each of the first three districts.
- Likewise, in 1991, a 5th District was added, also with judges from each of the first three districts.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 31, 2016 10:05 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts