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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vacancy on Supreme Court 2017 - Age of Indiana Supreme Court Applicants

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Previous posts have summarized the age of Indiana Supreme Court applicants. As discussed in this 2012 post, Article 7, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution provides that justices “shall retire at the age specified by statute in effect at the commencement of his current term,” which remains 75, although the mandatory retirement age for trial court judges was removed in 2011.

The average applicant age since 2010 has been 53, and this year is similar with an average age of 52 and a range from 38 to 68.

Here are the applicants’ ages as of the March 3 deadline:

Applicant Current Age
Oss38
Green39
Creason41
Goff44
Foley46
Kincaid46
Weissmann46
Granger47
Hardman51
Henderzahs52
Riley53
Washburne53
Carmichael54
Owens57
Hostetler58
Medlock59
Dowling60
Graham61
Rusthoven65
Arnett68

The four justices appointed since 2010 were between 51 (Justice Massa) and 54 (Chief Justice Rush); Justice David and Justice Massa were both 53. (see list at the end of this 2016 post)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 16, 2017 11:57 AM
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