Only one woman has sat on Indiana’s Supreme Court, but the state’s Lieutenant Governor believes a second may be named soon.
Becky Skillman says Governor Mitch Daniels would like to appoint a female justice to replace Frank Sullivan who is stepping down at the end of the year.
She says doing so would provide the court with a unique perspective and the state is better served when there is a diverse group of justices.
Governor Daniels is tasked with appointing his second justice this year.
He selected Mark Massa to replace Randall Shepard who retired last month.