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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ind. Courts - Women head Indiana courts [Updated]

A reader has sent this message:

Ms. Oddi,

In honor of Women's History Month, I thought I would pass along an interesting fact that I have not heard highlighted. The highest judicial officers in and over the State of Indiana are now almost all women (the exception being the Chief Justice of the United States):

  • Justice Kagan (circuit justice for the Seventh Circuit)
  • Chief Judge Wood (CA 7)
  • Chief Justice Rush (Ind.)
  • Chief Judge Vaidik (Ind. Ct. App.)
  • Chief Judge Magnus-Stinson (S.D. Ind.)
  • Chief Judge Springmann (N.D. Ind.)
That is an impressive list. And it must surely be the first time in Indiana's history that all of these offices have been held by women at the same time.

I am a pretty loyal reader of law blog but haven't seen this noted anywhere. I apologize if I missed it. I just thought it was something worth pointing out.

ILB: Pretty remarkable, I certainly hadn't noticed! Thanks to the reader, who prefers anonymity.

[Updated almost immediately] A tweet from @Legallyageek: "@indianalawblog and of course, don't forget Chief Judge Robyn Moberly in the SD Bankruptcy Court

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 15, 2017 11:58 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts