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Monday, August 18, 2014

Ind. Courts - AP story on CJ swearing in today contains error

First, I dislike the headline to the unattributed AP story, which reads "Rush to be sworn in as 1st female chief justice," and would much prefer "Rush to be sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana."

But the error is in the final paragraph to the brief story:

Indiana justices are appointed to five-year terms before facing a retention vote.
Here is the first paragraph of Art. 7, Sec. 11 of the Indiana Constitution:
Section 11. Tenure of Justices of Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals. A justice of the Supreme Court or Judge of the Court of Appeals shall serve until the next general election following the expiration of two years from the date of appointment, and subject to approval or rejection by the electorate, shall continue to serve for terms of ten years, so long as he retains his office. In the case of a justice of the Supreme Court, the electorate of the entire state shall vote on the question of approval or rejection. In the case of judges of the Court of Appeals the electorate of the geographic district in which he serves shall vote on the question of approval or rejection.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 18, 2014 08:51 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts