Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications / Judicial Nominating Commission
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications investigates allegations of judicial ethical misconduct, prosecutes violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and advises judges and judicial candidates about their ethical obligations. The Judicial Nominating Commission recruits and interviews applicants to fill vacancies on Indiana's appellate courts. Learn more about the Commissions »
Applications for an upcoming vacancy on the state's highest court are due March 3, 2017 by noon. In January, the Judicial Nominating Commission announced applications for a vacancy being created by the retirement of Justice Robert D. Rucker. Justice Rucker is retiring this spring after 26 years as an appellate court judge.
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued an advisory opinion addressing whether the Rule 2.17 prohibition against the broadcast of court proceedings should extend to actions like microblogging or tweeting, as well as the extent of a judicial officer's ability to impose reasonable restrictions on these forms of communication within the courtroom.
The Commission's view is that microblogging, tweeting, or electronically relaying a written message does not constitute broadcasting under Rule 2.17. The Commission also recognizes that valid policy considerations exist which may necessitate a judge placing reasonable restrictions on these activities in the Courtroom.