Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Chief Justice Brent Dickson Stepping Down
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana, Brent Dickson, announced that he will be stepping down from that role by September 1, allowing time for the 7-member Judicial Nominating Commission to select from among the current sitting justices a new chief justice. Dickson will continue serving as a justice of the high court until July, 2016 when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75. Dickson became chief justice in May 2012 after Randall Shepard's retirement. He has been a member of the court since 1986. The Commission plans to meet with Justices Robert Rucker, Steven David, Mark Massa and Loretta Rush to discuss the chief justice's role at its August 6 meeting, which will be open to the public. The Commission will deliberate in executive session and announce its new choice on that same day.