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Chief justice to be selected May 15

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will meet May 15 to vote on who will be Indiana’s chief justice. Justice Brent Dickson has been acting chief justice since Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard retired in March.

This will be the first time someone other than Shepard has served as chief justice in 25 years.

Indiana is the only state where a judicial nominating commission chooses the chief justice. The sitting justices have been invited to share their thoughts with the commission members during the meeting as to what qualities and attributes are important in a chief justice.

New Justice Mark Massa has said that he does not plan on throwing his name into the hat for consideration as chief justice.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. At 11:30 a.m., the commission will go into an executive session for deliberation. The commission members will convene in a public session to vote on who will be the chief justice.

The chief justice serves a five-year term and will also serve on the Nominating Commission, although statute allows the chief justice to designate another justice to serve on the commission.

 

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