Gov. to pick from three nominees for the Indiana Supreme Court

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence will consider three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Justice Brent Dickson is retiring in April and leaving an empty seat on the court.

The Judicial Nominating Commission selected St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler, Boone Superior Court Judge Matthew Kincaid and attorney Geoffrey Slaughter.

Thirty judges and lawyers submitted applications. One withdrew his name from consideration. The Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed 29 and then announced 15 finalists. Those finalists were interviewed again before the commission announced the nominees.

The commission considered the applicant’s legal education, writings and reputation before making a decision. is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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