- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The committee that will recommend three finalists to succeed retiring Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson to Gov. Mike Pence will begin interviewing candidates on Wednesday.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will interview nine people on Wednesday, 12 on Thursday and eight on Friday. Among the 29 candidates are state Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry of U.S. District Court in Hammond and 11 county judges.

A second round of interviews is scheduled for March 3-4. The interviews are open to the public and will take place at the Indiana Statehouse.

After deliberating in private, the commission will vote in public to select three finalists. Pence make the final decision.

Dickson is retiring on April 29.

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