Dickson Stepping Down As Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice
Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 1:42pm
By: Jim Measel
(INDIANAPOLIS) - Brent E. Dickson has announced he will step down as Chief Justice of Indiana. He will continue to serve as an Associate Justice on the five-member Supreme Court subject to mandatory retirement effective in July 2016 when he turns 75. Dickson became Chief Justice in May 2012 after serving as Acting Chief Justice following the retirement of Randall T. Shepard. He was appointed to the Court in 1986 as the 100th Justice. According to the Indiana Constitution, the seven-member Judicial Nominating Commission will select a Chief Justice for a five-year term. They are scheduled to meet on August 6th. Dickson expects to step down from his leadership role sometime before September 1st. Since he will remain on the Court, the Commission will not need to fill a vacancy.