Indiana Supreme Court candidates to begin interviews on Wednesday


By: Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The committee that will recommend to Gov. Mike Pence three finalists to succeed retiring Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson will begin interviewing candidates on Wednesday.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will interview nine people on Wednesday, 12 on Thursday and nine on Friday. Among the 30 candidates are state Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry of U.S. District Court in Hammond and 11 county judges.

A second round of interviews is scheduled for March 3-4. The interviews are open to the public and will take place at the Indiana State House.

After deliberating in private, the commission will vote in public to select three finalists. Pence make the final decision.

Dickson is retiring on April 29.