Monday, January 25, 2016

Thirty Apply For Indiana Supreme Court Vacancy

The Judicial Nominating Commission will have no shortage of candidates from which to select a new member of the Indiana Supreme Court to take the place of retiring Justice Brent Dickson. The Commission announced today that it had received applications from the following 30 individuals:

  • Hon. James R. Ahler, Jasper Superior Court 
  • Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael, Clark Circuit Court 4 
  • Hon. Paul R. Cherry, U.S. District Ct., Hammond 
  • Eugene N. Chipman, Jr., Plymouth 
  • David E. Cook, Indianapolis 
  • Hon. Kit C. Crane, Henry Circuit Court 2 
  • Hon. Darrin M. Dolehanty, Wayne Superior Court 3 
  • Hon. Thomas J. Felts, Allen Circuit Court 
  • Thomas M. Fisher, Indianapolis 
  • Elizabeth C. Green, Indianapolis 
  • Hon. Frances C. Gull, Allen Superior Court 
  • Lyle R. Hardman, South Bend 
  • Hon. Steven L. Hostetler, St. Joseph Superior Court 
  • Hon. Matthew C. Kincaid, Boone Superior Court 1 
  • Mark A. Lienhoop, La Porte 
  • Hon. Sally A. McLaughlin, Dearborn Superior Court 2 
  • Hon. Larry W. Medlock, Washington Circuit Court 
  • Hon. Steven R. Nation, Hamilton Superior Court 1 
  • Jaime M. Oss, Michigan City 
  • Bryce D. Owens, Pendleton 
  • Peter J. Rusthoven, Indianapolis 
  • John H. Shean, Bloomington 
  • Curtis E. Shirley, Indianapolis 
  • Geoffrey G. Slaughter, Indianapolis 
  • Ted A. Waggoner, Rochester 
  • Rep. Thomas W. Washburne, Evansville 
  • Leanna K. Weissmann, Lawrenceburg 
  • Thomas E. Wheeler, II, Indianapolis 
  • Karen A. Wyle, Bloomington 
  • Thomas P. Yoder, Fort Wayne
If Barnes & Thornburg partner Peter Rusthoven makes it to the final three nominated by the Commission for consideration by Gov. Pence, you can take it to the bank that he will be named the next member of the Indiana Supreme Court. Regardless, the Commission has an impressive list of applicants to consider. Initial interviews are scheduled to take place on February 17-19. A second round will take place on March 3-4. Justice Dickson plans to step down on April 29, 2016. 


Anonymous said...

I guess people didn't know that Mr. Pence has, and recently so, appointed a Democrat to an open judge position. So, displaying that sort of open mind ought to lead to submissions from any number of Democrat judges of whom there are plenty of qualified persons of high integrity.

Anonymous said...

Judge Nation is without a doubt the best judge out there.

Anonymous said...

Surprised you didn't see Hammond's Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr on the list, but the Tom really wouldn't know anything about following the law and he would have to give up the campaign fund as we know it today.