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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Justice Rush: "I'd love to have a filthy house case now"

A story today by Leigh DeNoon of the Public News Service begins:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana's newest Supreme Court Justice, Loretta Rush, has a long history on the bench in Tippecanoe County of taking action to make the lives of Hoosier kids better. In the 1980s and 1990s when she would get a "Child In Need of Services" case, it was because of a filthy house, Rush said.

"I'd love to have a filthy house case now," she said. "Now you have methamphetamine going on in the home, some untreated mental health issues, violence. With turns in the economy, I see the effect it has on kids with regard to being exposed to domestic violence."

Pointing to horrific cases involving Hoosier children in the last few years, Rush said that is why the legislature is working to create the Commission on the Status of Children.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 28, 2013 08:54 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts