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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court Justice Loretta Hogan Rush said judges 'bring all our life experiences' to the bench"

The Richmond Palladium-Item this weekend has a long, interesting feature on Justice Loretta Rush, reported by Louise Ronald. A sample:

As Rush leafed through the 1976 RHS yearbook Monday, she recalled involvement with the student newspaper, Honor Society and Homecoming court, as well as student government and Model Legislature.

“She was interested in those kinds of things even in high school,” [Michelle] Avery said.

Rush herself doesn’t seem so sure.

“I wanted to be a forest ranger,” she said during taping of the “P-I Live!” Legacy Series, a joint effort of the Palladium-Item and WCTV.

That idea was one of many, Rush recalls. She went to Purdue University planning to study engineering, but ended up changing her major several times. It wasn’t until her senior year there that she decided to go to law school.

She certainly “never would have imagined” serving on the Indiana Supreme Court when she was in high school, Rush said. But her busy schedule at RHS might have been great preparation for the job.

“I have about half my body height in briefs” to read each week, said Rush, who is just over 5 feet tall. The high court reviews 20 to 25 cases a week and justices have a variety of administrative duties.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 28, 2013 01:10 PM
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