Applications open for 3 Marion Superior Court vacancies

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Applications are now being accepted for three upcoming judicial vacancies on the Marion Superior Court bench, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Friday.

The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee has begun the process of accepting names to fill three vacancies that will occur when the terms for judges Barbara Cook Crawford, David Dreyer and Marilyn Moores expire in 2020. The judges would have been up for retention this year.

Indiana Supreme Court Justice and committee chairman Mark Massa announced applications for the Marion Superior Court vacancies are available online and must be submitted through the Indiana Courts Portal by 4 p.m. EDT March 30.

Created through legislation in 2017 that moved the Indianapolis courts to a merit-based selection system for the Superior Courts, the 14-member committee is required to submit to Gov. Eric Holcomb the “three most qualified candidates” for appointment when a vacancy arises. The panel this week set aside three days — May 18-20 — to interview applicants for the pending vacancies.

Interview schedules were set Wednesday by the committee for Marion County’s 13 incumbent judges seeking retention, which will take place on March 9. The committee will then make a recommendation regarding retention of the jurists.

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