Holcomb picks Goff as next Indiana justice

June 12, 2017

Wabash Superior Judge Christopher Goff has been selected as the 110th justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday.

Goff was selected from a pool of 20 applicants who interviewed in March and April with the court’s Judicial Nominating Commission, chaired by Chief Justice Loretta Rush, for a seat on the high court. He will replace Justice Robert Rucker, who retired from the bench exactly one month ago after 26 years as an Indiana appellate judge.

Rush and the JNC sent three finalists’ names — Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael, Goff and Boone Superior Judge Matthew Kincaid — to Holcomb in a formal letter on April 26. The letter detailed each of the finalists’ qualifications and marked the beginning of Holcomb's 60-day window to select Rucker’s replacement.

This story will be updated.


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