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Commission on Judicial Qualifications / Judicial Nominating Commission

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Commission selects 11 finalists for second interview

MAR 22, 2017 | Press Release

The Judicial Nominating Commission named 11 finalists for the 110th Supreme Court judicial position. The Commission conducted public interviews of twenty applicants March 21-22. The following applicants will be invited to second interviews with the JNC in April:

Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael, Clark Circuit Court 4
Hon. Peter R. Foley, Morgan Superior Court 1 
Hon. Christopher M. Goff, Wabash Superior Court
Hon. Maria D. Granger, Floyd Superior Court 3
Ms. Elizabeth C. Green, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ms. Leslie C. Henderzahs, Fishers, Indiana
Hon. Steven L. Hostetler, St. Joseph Superior Court 
Hon. Matthew C. Kincaid, Boone Superior Court 1
Mr. William N. Riley, Indianapolis, Indiana
Mr. Peter J. Rusthoven, Indianapolis, Indiana
Rep. Thomas W. Washburne, Evansville, Indiana

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#CanITweet? Guidance to courts on the limits of Broadcast Ban

MAR 20, 2017 | Court Times

​Described by some as "Haiku journalism," the 140-character limit of Twitter messages may seem to provide only short-script descriptions of legal events, but these abbreviated statements are beginning to impact court systems.

As reporters and onlookers can give play-by-play-accounts of what is occurring in the courtroom and even include photos or videos on Twitter, courts are wrestling with legal issues regarding this new medium.​

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