Friday, November 02, 2012
Ind. Courts - More on: Justice Rush to assume duties November 7th
As the ILB reported in this entry on Oct. 26th, a news release this morning from the Supreme Court announces:
Loretta Rush, a Superior Court judge in Tippecanoe County, will take the oath of office as Indiana’s 108th Supreme Court Justice on November 7th. The private oath will be administered by Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson. A public, formal swearing-in ceremony will take place December 28th.
Chief Justice Dickson explained, “My colleagues on the bench and the court staff send our warmest welcome to Justice Rush. She is widely respected for her wisdom, sound judgment, and dedication as a jurist and for being an effective and innovative administrator.”
Case work and administrative matters have been handled by a four- member Court since Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. left the bench in August 2012. Since her appointment, Judge Rush has continued hearing and completing juvenile cases in Tippecanoe County and Hon. Loretta Rush had a full docket this week. She has continued her work on numerous pilot programs that involve her court, worked on a transition plan and finished the court’s 2013 budget. She is transitioning her court to the leadership of Judge Pro Tempore Thomas Milligan, who was appointed by the Supreme Court to temporarily serve as judge of Tippecanoe Superior Court #3. The Governor will appoint Judge Rush’s permanent successor. Justice Rush will begin working with the Supreme Court immediately upon taking the oath next week. Her first oral arguments are scheduled for November 21st.