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Commission to select next Indiana Supreme Court leader

August 6, 2014

The Indiana Supreme Court is about to get its second new leader since 2012.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Wednesday to interview Justices Loretta Rush, Mark Massa, Steven David and Robert Rucker before selecting a new chief justice to succeed Brent Dickson. The justices will be interviewed in order of their seniority on the court, starting with Rush at 1 p.m. The interviews are scheduled to end at 2:30.

Three lawyers, three non-attorneys and the chief justice make up the nominating commission. 

Dickson took over the court's leadership after longtime Chief Justice Randall Shepard retired in 2012. Dickson announced in June that he would step down as chief justice but remain an associate justice.

Two years ago, the justices all recommended Dickson be named chief justice and the commission followed their recommendation.

The nominating commission will hear from the justices in public and then meet privately to select the next chief justice for a five-year term.

The Indiana Lawyer will be at the interviews and will have an update on the selection of the new chief justice.

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