Friday, February 19, 2016

Judicial Nominating Commission Picks 15 Semi-Finalists For Supreme Court

After a grueling schedule this week of interviewing 29 applicants for the vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Brent Dickson, the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has narrowed the candidates to 15 semi-finalists, which includes the following:

Hon. James R. Ahler
Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael
Hon. Paul R. Cherry
Hon. Darrin M. Dolehanty
Hon. Thomas J. Felts
Mr. Thomas M. Fisher
Hon Frances C. Gull
Hon. Steven L. Hostetler
Hon. Matthew C. Kincaid
Mr. Mark A. Lienhoop
Hon. Steven R. Nation
Mr. Peter J. Rusthoven
Mr. Geoffrey G. Slaughter
Rep. Thomas W. Washburne
Mr. Thomas E. Wheeler, II

These 15 semi-finalists will be interviewed again on March 2-3, at which time the Commission will decide upon which three candidates it will send to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. The Commission had some really tough choices to make with so many outstanding and well-qualified candidates to consider this time around. If Peter Rusthoven makes the final three cut, look for Gov. Pence to appoint him as the next Indiana Supreme Court justice.

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