Applications are now being accepted for three upcoming judicial vacancies on the Marion Superior Court bench, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Friday.
Interview schedules have been set for Marion County’s incumbent judges seeking retention, just one day after members of the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee convened.
The second iteration of retention interviews for Marion County judges will begin in less than a month. A committee will interview 13 judges seeking retention before opening applications for three pending vacancies to be filled this year on the Marion Superior bench.
Marion Superior Judges Barbara Cook Crawford and Marilyn Moores will not stand for retention in the 2020 general election. A total of 13 other judges, however, have filed to be included on the November 2020 ballot.
Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer, a longtime judge and the first woman jurist in Allen County, has announced her retirement from the bench after nearly 30 years of service. “Allen County is a better and more compassionate place because Judge Boyer chose a career in public service,” one colleague said.
Applications are now available for incumbent Marion Superior trial court judges who wish to stand for retention this year. Members of the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee announced they will gather next month to review procedures for the retention of judges in Marion County trial courts for the 2020 election cycle.
On the federal level, ratings of judicial nominees are often cast as partisan. But in Indiana’s state courts, bar leaders say they view their role as helping Hoosiers to impartially decide whether members of the judiciary are adequately serving their communities.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush will serve a second term as head of the Hoosier judiciary after a unanimous reappointment vote Wednesday from the Judicial Nominating Commission.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed a prosecuting attorney with violent crimes experience to fill a judicial vacancy on the Lake County bench. Holcomb announced Wednesday that Aleksandra Dimitrijevic will succeed Lake Superior Judge Jesse M. Villalpando.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed a magistrate judge as the newest judge of the Lake Superior Court and will soon begin the process of filling another Lake County court vacancy.
The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill an upcoming vacancy in the Lake Superior Court. Applications will be accepted till Nov. 5 to replace outgoing Judge Jesse M. Villalpando.
A new poll of Indiana State Bar Association members strongly supports keeping two state appellate judges on the bench, but Hoosiers will have the final say on their retention this November.
The Marion County Election Board unanimously ratified the 2018 general ballot Wednesday and approved a resolution to extend available voting hours at the clerk’s office starting Oct. 26. For the first time, the ballot will include retention votes for Marion Superior judges.
Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Lake County Superior Court created when Judge Elizabeth F. Tavitas joined the Indiana Court of Appeals last month.
Indiana’s state courts have established a website with information about two Indiana appellate judges facing retention on the November ballot. Voters will vote yes or no on retaining Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter and Indianapolis Court of Appeals Second District Judge Robert R. Altice, Jr. in the November 2018 general election.
The Marion County Judicial Selection Committee has selected nine finalists to be considered to fill three upcoming Marion County court vacancies after interviewing 40 candidates over a three-day period. It’s the first time the committee has selected nominees to the trial court bench for the governor’s selection.
After roughly eight hours of interviews, dozens of documents and one unanimous vote, 17 Marion Superior judges have been recommended for retention by a recently created committee whose existence marks a new era for the Indianapolis judiciary.
Each of the 17 Marion Superior Court judges who interviewed for retention this week should keep their posts for the next six years, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee recommended Tuesday.
Marion County’s first judicial retention interviews are now complete, and the 14-person Judicial Selection Committee has begun deliberations to decide whether to retain each of the 17 judges interviewed.
With the first day of Marion County judicial retention interviews completed Monday, the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee is preparing for its final six interviews on Tuesday.