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Court launches 2012 retention site

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The Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration has designed a retention website for voters to learn about the six appellate judges up for retention this November.

Justices Robert Rucker and Steven David, and Judges John Baker, Michael Barnes, Paul Mathias and Nancy Vaidik face retention this year. Mathias and Barnes will only be on the ballot in the areas encompassed by the third district. The justices and Baker and Vaidik face a statewide vote.

The retention website, courts.in.gov/retention, provides biographical information on the jurists and links to opinions heard by the justices and opinions for which the COA judges served on the panel. The site also includes links about the judicial retention system and statutes regarding retention of the judges. It will eventually provide the Indiana State Bar Association’s 2012 judicial retention poll results.


 

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