INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent E. Dickson says he'll retire next spring after 30 years on the bench.
Dickson said Monday in a statement that he's "immensely gratified to have been able to serve the citizens of Indiana for so many years." He was appointed to the state's highest court in 1986 by Republican Gov. Robert D. Orr.
The 74-year-old Dickson faces a mandatory retirement when he turns 75 in July. He's Indiana's second-longest-serving justice.
Dickson also served as chief justice after longtime Chief Justice Randall Shepard stepped down in March 2012. Dickson held that post until Loretta Rush became chief justice in August 2014.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will search for a successor to fill Dickson's vacancy. Applications will be posted Nov. 12 on the court's website.