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Friday, July 30, 2010
And Then There Were Three
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has agreed on three distinguished candidates to forward to Gov. Mitch Daniels from which to choose for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the departure of Justice Ted Boehm. The three are appellate attorney and former Supreme Court administrator Karl Mulvaney, Marion Co. Superior Court Judge Robyn Moberly and Boone Co. Circuit Judge Steven David. Because there are no women currently on the court presently, the presumption is that Gov. Daniels will choose Moberly because she is the only female candidate. Some are less than pleased that among the 19 orignal female applicants who applied for the job, only one made the final cut. I think there are many observers who are surprised Ellen Boshkoff of Baker & Daniels didn't make the cut. She was the smartest in the group of nine finalists based on grades. The Indiana Law Blog has a good summary of the finalists' interviews before the Commission here, here and here. There's plenty more information there if you want to learn more about the finalists. Personally, I think Mulvaney is the best choice hands down among the three finalists, but I'm afraid his gender may be a hindrance to his chances.