Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson will hear his final oral argument Wednesday in Corydon. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial, the high court will hold the oral argument in the state’s original Supreme Court location.
Dickson announced last year he would step down at the end of this month. He was appointed to the court by Governor Robert Orr in 1986 and served as chief justice from 2012 to 2014. He has authored nearly 900 civil and criminal opinions and several law articles during his time on the bench.
The Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three finalists to fill the vacancy left by Dickson. Governor Mike Pence has yet to make a final decision on Dickson’s successor.
Wednesday’s oral argument will be available through an archived webcast and the Indiana Department of Education is encouraging classrooms to show the argument to students to teach them about the judicial branch. The event in Corydon is invitation-only, however a program will be held at the Harrison Circuit Court in order to reach a larger audience.