Two Hoosier lawyers and a magistrate judge have been selected by the Marion County Judicial Selection Committee as the final candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Marion Superior Court.
The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 11-11, Monday on whether to send Ketanji Brown Jackson’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. But President Joe Biden’s nominee is still on track to be confirmed this week as the first Black woman on the high court.
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.
President Joe Biden had zeroed in on a pair of finalists for his first Supreme Court pick when there were rumors last year that Justice Stephen Breyer would retire. But since the upcoming retirement was announced late last month, it has come with the rise of a third candidate, one with ready-made bipartisan support that has complicated the decision.
In their lawsuit contesting judicial selection in Lake County, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott along with the city of Hammond filed on Friday a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to stop the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission from moving forward with the process to select a replacement for the late Judge Diane Boswell, who died in October.
The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission is beginning the process of selecting a new Lake Superior Court judge to fill the vacancy left by the late Judge Diane Ross Boswell.
The St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced five nominees to fill the vacancy left by retired Superior Court 7 Judge Steven Hostetler.
Applications are now open for an upcoming vacancy on the Marion Superior Court, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Monday.
The St. Joseph County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced its five finalists to fill the vacancy left by retired St. Joseph Superior Court Judge David Chapleau.