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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Governor names Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge, replacing J. Rush

Updating yesterday's announcement, Chris Morisse Vizza and Justin L. Mack have a long story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier on "Faith Graham, the current juvenile magistrate, [who] will be the new judge of Tippecanoe County Superior Court 3." It continues:

Gov. Mitch Daniels made the announcement Monday afternoon. Graham succeeds Justice Loretta Rush, who was appointed by the governor to the Indiana Supreme Court in September.

“Judge Rush has inspired a lot of people, and I’m one of them,” Graham said.

Now in her seventh year as juvenile magistrate, Graham aspired to become judge of the court from the onset.

“It will be exciting to expand my involvement in the community and develop new programs,” Graham said. “This court is surrounded by a lot of strong, competent people, and with that army around me, we will continue to be dedicated to strengthening families.”

Rush, who received the news via phone from Graham early Monday, also is excited to see the magistrate step into the role and confident her former court is in good hands.

“I was thrilled,” Rush said. “Judge Graham has worked as my magistrate for seven years, and I just watched her in regards to how she handles cases involving family issues. Her legal reasoning, her compassion for the kids ... I was really pleased.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 27, 2012 10:43 AM
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