Exec. session underway for Ind. Chief Justice

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — The Judicial Nominating Commission is currently in an executive session to determine who will be named the next Indiana Chief Justice, an official with the Indiana Supreme Court told News 18.

Chief Public Information Officer Kathryn Dolan told News 18 there is no word how long the Commission may deliberate.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will vote Wednesday to select Indiana’s next Chief Justice. In June, Chief Justice Brent Dickson announced his intention to step down as Chief Justice, but remain on the court as an Associate Justice.

Interviews took place earlier Wednesday as the Commission will make a selection from among the other current Justices: Robert Rucker, Steven David, Mark Massa and Loretta Rush.

Loretta H. Rush, who served 14 years as Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge, had her interview at 1 p.m.

Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels in September 2012. She took the oath of office as Indiana’s 108th Supreme Court Justice on Nov. 7, 2012. Among other things, she assisted in the creation of Tippecanoe County’s CASA program, or Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Following the executive session, the Commission will convene in a public session to vote on its selection of Indiana’s next Chief Justice.

For more details on the process for Indiana’s Chief Justice, click here.

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