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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Senate honors retiring Gary justice"

Dan Carden reported yesterday in the NWI Times:

INDIANAPOLIS — The accomplishments of retiring Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker were recognized Tuesday by the state's 50 senators.

The Gary native was praised for his trailblazing legal career, the wisdom of his judicial rulings and for his nearly 18 years of service on the state's high court and eight years as a judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

State Sens. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago; Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond; and Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, all declared that Rucker's record and legacy is a credit to Lake County and will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.

In response, the 70-year-old justice said he was humbled and honored by the "incredible tribute" in the unanimously approved Senate Resolution 38.

"I still consider myself a small-town lawyer, without political clout or portfolio, upon whom history and fate have shined," Rucker said.

"By virtue of my appointment and retention to this prestigious court, I have been given much. And I trust, by your resolution and gracious remarks, you're satisfied that I have fulfilled that which was required."

As of this writing, Senate Resolution 38 does not yet seem to be available, but should be later.

Be sure to check the NWI Times story today for the great photos of Justice Rucker.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 8, 2017 08:53 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts