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Mark Massa named Indiana Supreme Court justice

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Gov. Mitch Daniels has chosen Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Director Mark S. Massa as the state’s newest Supreme Court justice.

At 2:15 p.m. Friday, Daniels announced that he picked Massa to fill a vacancy created by Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard’s retirement from the court. The governor selected Massa over Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Cale J. Bradford and Indiana Judicial Center Executive Director Jane A. Seigel, the other two finalists recommended by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Massa will join Justices Steven David, Brent Dickson, Robert Rucker and Frank Sullivan on the Supreme Court.

A 1989 graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Massa, 51, has been executive director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute since May 2011. He served as the governor’s general counsel from 2006 to 2010, and previously served as a federal and state prosecutor.

 

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  • Shocking!
    I knew Massa would be the one selected as soon as I saw his name as a potential candidate. He was Daniels' counsel until he decided he wanted to be prosecutor, which he also wasn't qualified for. Now, a Sup. Ct. Justice! OMG! He's never been on a bench. Judge Bradford would have been a much better choice. But then, he's not a Daniels crony. Politial favoritism wins out again.
  • Great Choice
    The final list of candidates are all they type of person you hope will step up and be willing to serve. Massa is a great choice. Common sense, integrity, with a great work ethic.
  • Of course
    Massa is Daniels' crony. Was there any doubt..... Another white republican male. Great.

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  1. For many years this young man was "family" being my cousin's son. Then he decided to ignore my existence and that of my daughter who was very hurt by his actions after growing up admiring, Jason. Glad he is doing well, as for his opinion, if you care so much you wouldn't ignore the feelings of those who cared so much about you for years, Jason.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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