Schedule set for final Supreme Court interviews

February 26, 2016

The final interview schedule for 15 applicants vying to replace Justice Brent Dickson on the Indiana Supreme Court was released Friday by the Judicial Nominating Commission. Here is the schedule:

Thursday, March 3
8:30– 9:15 a.m. – Executive session to consider applications
9:30-10 a.m. – Peter J. Rusthoven, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis
10-10:30 a.m. – Judge Vicki L. Carmichael, Clark Circuit Court 4, New Albany
10:30-11 a.m. – Judge Steven R. Nation, Hamilton Superior Court 1, Noblesville
11:15-11:45 a.m. – Thomas M. Fisher, Indiana solicitor general, Indianapolis
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond
(Lunch – executive session)
1:45-2:15 p.m. – Judge Darrin M. Dolehanty, Wayne Superior Court 3, Richmond
2:15-2:45 p.m. – Judge Frances C. Gull, Allen Superior Court, Fort Wayne
2:45-3:15 p.m. – Judge Steven L. Hostetler, St. Joseph Superior Court, South Bend
3:30-4 p.m. – Judge Matthew C. Kincaid, Boone Superior Court 1, Lebanon
4–4:30 p.m. – Judge James R. Ahler, Jasper Superior Court, Rensselaer

Friday, March 4
8:30– 9:15 a.m. – Executive session to consider applications
9:30–10 a.m. – Rep. Thomas W. Washburne, Old National Bancorp, Evansville
10–10:30 a.m. – Mark A. Lienhoop, Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones LLP, LaPorte
10:30–11 a.m. – Judge Thomas J. Felts, Allen Circuit Court, Fort Wayne
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Thomas E. Wheeler II, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Indianapolis
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Geoffrey G. Slaughter, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis
12:30 p.m. – Lunch and deliberations in executive session

The commission will select three finalists and submit their names to Gov. Mike Pence, who then will have 60 days to appoint Dickson’s successor. Dickson will retire April 29.

The 15 semifinalists were selected Feb 19 after the commission interviewed 29 people who applied. More information about the vacancy can be found here.  


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