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Judicial Nominating Commission - 51st Judicial Circuit & District

Authority: KRS 34.010; Section 118 of the Kentucky Constitution
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Description: Note: Judicial Nominating Commissions are only active when a judicial vacancy occurs. Data may be missing or incomplete if a Judicial Nominating Commission has not been recently active. When a judicial vacancy occurs, the executive secretary of the Judicial Nominating Commission sends a notice of vacancy to all attorneys in the judicial circuit or the judicial district affected. Attorneys can recommend someone or nominate themselves. Once that occurs, the individuals interested in the position return a questionnaire to the Office of Chief Justice. The Chief Justice then meets with the Judicial Nominating Commission to choose three nominees. The names of the applicants are not released. However, once the Judicial Nominating Commission has determined the names of the three finalists to be sent to the governor for selection, the Judicial Branch makes the names available to the public and the media. The credentials of these three nominees are sent to the Governor for review. When the governor appoints the replacement, his office makes the announcement.
Composition: The Commission is composed of 7 members, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court serves as the Chair, two members of the KY Bar Association, elected by their fellow members; and Four members appointed by the Governor from among persons not members of the of the KY Bar Assoc. and shall include two members of each political party.
Compensation: expenses
Meeting Schedule: as needed
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Supreme Court of Kentucky 700 Capital Avenue
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-4162
Fax: (502) 564-1933


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Butler, Nathan T.6/24/20161/1/2018MemberHenderson
Dixon, William L.6/24/20161/1/2020MemberHenderson
Logan, John A. III6/24/20161/1/2020MemberHenderson
Pullum, Rebecca D.6/24/20161/1/2018MemberHenderson
Minton, Chief Justice John D. Jr.6/27/2016Chair, ex-officio; Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court

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