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Pence picks Taft attorney as next Supreme Court justice

May 9, 2016

Gov. Mike Pence has selected Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP partner Geoffrey Slaughter as Indiana's 109th justice. Pence made the announcement at 1 p.m. Monday from his office in the Statehouse.

Slaughter, 53, was admitted to practice in 1989 and focuses his practice on administrative, antitrust, appellate and constitutional litigation. He was a finalist for the opening on the Supreme Court in 2012 after Justice Frank Sullivan retired. That opening was filled by Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

The other finalists were St. Joseph Superior Judge Steven L. Hostetler  and Boone Superior Judge Matthew C. Kincaid.

Slaughter replaces Justice Brent Dickson, who retired from the Supreme Court April 29 and will serve as a senior judge.

Read more about the appointment in the May 18, 2016, issue of Indiana Lawyer.

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