Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications / Judicial Nominating Commission
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Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Adrienne Meiring

Judicial Qualifications > Judicial Vacancy Vacancy for 110th Supreme Court Justice

According to the Indiana Constitution and state statute, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission works to fill appellate court vacancies. On January 19, 2017, Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker announced he will step down from the bench in spring 2017. The Commission will consider applicants and select the three most qualified candidates as nominees. Gov. Eric Holcomb will select Indiana's next Supreme Court justice from among the three nominees.

Supreme Court judicial applications due March 3
FEB 16, 2017 (Press Release)

Application and Instructions
JAN 19, 2017

Justice Rucker announces spring 2017 retirement
JAN 19, 2017 (Press Release)


About Judicial Selection

September 3, 2010 | Indiana Court Times Article
The Role of the Judicial Nominating Commission in Judicial Selection