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Merit Selection

Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to electing Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, Hoosier voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to keep two Supreme Court justices and two state appellate judges on the bench for the next decade.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

The selection of Sam Cappas as the new Lake County Criminal Court judge shows the merit selection process works well.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Video
EDITORIAL: High court was right to uphold law

EDITORIAL: High court was right to uphold law

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday, as it should have, that state law trumps the Lake County judges' transfer rule.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am Related
Supreme Court prohibits Schiralli's transfer to Juvenile Court

Supreme Court prohibits Schiralli's transfer to Juvenile Court

Lake Superior Court Judge Nicholas Schiralli cannot transfer into the Lake Juvenile Court, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday.

May 17, 2013 12:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Expand merit selection for judges

Mediation failed to resolve the feud over filling the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy. So now it's up to the Indiana Supreme Court to order that state law be obeyed.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Why mediation when state law is clear?

EDITORIAL: Why mediation when state law is clear?

The Indiana Supreme Court's decision to use a mediator to settle a dispute over the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy is baffling. What is there to mediate? The law is the law.

April 01, 2013 3:24 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Order judges to obey merit selection law

The Indiana Supreme Court now has a lawsuit, rather than letters, to consider in deciding whether the next Lake Juvenile Court judge should be chosen by merit selection, as the law requires, or by transfer, as Lake County's judges hope. The high court must choose to follow the law.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am
Letter indicates Lake judges are ignoring a law they deem unconstitutional

Letter indicates Lake judges are ignoring a law they deem unconstitutional

State legislators overreached their authority when they passed a law prohibiting judges from transferring to a different court unless they have gone through merit selection, Chief Judge John Pera wrote Monday in a letter to the Indiana Supreme Court.

March 12, 2013 11:00 pm Related

Pence backs merit selection for new juvenile court judge

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is siding with Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, his new director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, in favoring merit selection to replace her as head of Lake County's Juvenile Court.

March 12, 2013 1:16 pm Photos

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Outgoing judge questions process of filling juvenile court vacancy

Outgoing judge questions process of filling juvenile court vacancy

Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to issue an order requiring her replacement be chosen through merit selection rather than seniority, according to letters obtained Friday by The Times.

March 08, 2013 11:00 pm Related

Retention election lets voters decide whether to keep, dump judges

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the dozens of candidates for local, state and federal offices that Hoosiers will elect on Nov. 6, Northwest Indiana residents will help decide whether two Indiana Supreme Court justices and three judges on the state's Court of Appeals will remain in their posts.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am Related

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Darden retiring

INDIANAPOLIS | The state panel that recommends candidates for appellate court judgeships picked up a third task Thursday when an Indiana Court of Appeals judge announced he's retiring.

April 05, 2012 12:45 pm Related

Demands for Supreme Court female won't influence Daniels

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will not deviate from his criteria of merit, qualifications, principles and temperament in selecting Indiana's next Supreme Court justice — even as pressure grows to appoint a woman to the state's high court.

April 04, 2012 10:30 am
Ind. justice's swearing-in highlights state's merit selection

Ind. justice's swearing-in highlights state's merit selection

INDIANAPOLIS | The selection process that began in December when Chief Justice Randall Shepard announced his retirement ends Monday when Mark Massa takes the oath of office to become Indiana's 107th Supreme Court justice.

April 02, 2012 12:15 pm

Merit selection for Lake judges heads to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The days of contested elections for judge of Lake Superior Court appear to be numbered.

April 26, 2011 12:00 am
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