A man characterized as “compassionate” and “forward thinking” with “a brilliant legal mind” has been tapped to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.
Soon-to-be justice: Molter picked by governor to fill Indiana Supreme Court opening
Humble, caring and collaborative is how soon-to-be Indiana Supreme Court Justice Derek Molter was described by colleagues and friends. On June 10, at the Indiana Statehouse, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Molter, currently the most junior judge on the Court of Appeals of Indiana, will join the state’s highest bench as the 111th justice.Read More
Molter joins COA after years of appellate practice
While Derek Molter and his forebearers have accomplished much over the last century, he will now further his family’s legacy in law by joining the Indiana Court of Appeals as its newest judge.Read More
Molter continues family legal legacy on Court of Appeals
Private practitioner Derek Molter has been chosen as the newest Indiana Court of Appeals judge. Indiana’s governor selected Molter, a partner at Ice Miller LLP and a leader of the firm’s appellate practice, to succeed Judge James Kirsch, who is retiring from the 15-member Indiana Court of Appeals in September.Read More
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on July 11 will interview nine judges and lawyers who have applied to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
Now that she has been nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor of the Southern Indiana District Court is facing a journey to the appellate bench that has not always been smooth for Indiana judges tapped by Democratic presidents.
A magistrate judge has been selected to fill a Johnson County judicial vacancy.
Interviews have been scheduled for next week for 23 Hoosier lawyers and judges seeking to fill an impending vacancy on the Marion Superior Court.
More Americans approve than disapprove of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court as its first Black female justice, a new poll finds, but that support is politically lopsided. And a majority of Black Americans — but fewer white and Hispanic Americans — approve of her confirmation.
A judicial officer who was appointed to serve as judge pro tempore in the Hendricks Superior Court Division 3 has had his appointment revoked, the Indiana Supreme Court announced.
U.S. Sen. Mike Braun and Sen. Todd Young made history April 7 when they both voted against the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African American woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission didn’t shy away from big topics during the second round of Indiana Supreme Court interviews on April 5, prodding to see where candidates would land on questions ranging from underrepresentation on the bench to influences of personal bias in judicial philosophy to how much consideration judges should give the legislative branch.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will join a U.S. Supreme Court that is both more diverse than ever and more conservative than it’s been since the 1930s.
Grant Superior Court Judge Dana J. Kenworthy, Court of Appeals of Indiana Judge Derek R. Molter and Justin P. Forkner, chief administrative officer of the Indiana Office of Judicial Administration, have been selected as finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Tuesday held the final round of public interviews to find the newest justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden’s nominee a burst of bipartisan support and all but assuring she’ll become the first Black female justice.
Marion Superior Judge Grant Hawkins, who has served more than 20 years on the bench, is retiring effective Sept. 30, becoming the third judge to leave the Marion County judiciary since December of last year.
In response to a lawsuit challenging judicial selection in Lake County, the state of Indiana is claiming the judicial nominating process does not violate the Constitution or federal voting laws and asserting the court should enter judgment in the case against the plaintiffs.
The Lake County Council has joined the push to give local residents the ability to elect their superior court judges rather than have the governor select the community’s judicial officers.
The final round of public interviews for a seat on the Indiana Supreme Court will be held on April 5.
Applications are now being accepted to fill the vacancy on the Johnson County Superior Court 3 bench that was created when Judge Lance Hamner recently resigned to run for prosecutor.