INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Bar Association recommended Monday that Hoosiers vote to keep the two state Supreme Court justices and four Court of Appeals judges who are up for retention.
A membership survey of the lawyers group found more than 80 percent of participants agreed the justices and judges should receive a new 10-year term.
"Earning the approval of more than eight out of 10 respondents to our retention poll is a show of strong support by Indiana's legal community for the jurists up for retention," said Erik Chickedantz, bar association president.
In a retention election, voters answer "yes" or "no" to whether a justice or judge should continue in office. No Indiana judicial officer has been denied retention since the system was established in 1970.
Northwest Indiana voters will have five of the six jurists up for retention on their Election Day ballots Nov. 6.
They are Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, and Justice Steven David, both of the Indiana Supreme Court. Court of Appeals judges on the ballot include Nancy Vaidik, of Portage; Michael Barnes, of South Bend; and Paul Mathias, of Fort Wayne.