First Woman Selected As Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice
Thursday Aug 07, 2014 5:27am
By: Jim Measel
(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana has its first female Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. Loretta Rush was selected Chief Justice by the Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday.
The 56-year-old Rush is expected to take office later this month when Chief Justice Brent Dickson steps down. Dickson will remain on the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice.
The Commission made its selection for Chief Justice from among the four other current Justices.
Before being appointed to the State Supreme Court in 2012 by then Governor Mitch Daniels, Rush served the Tippecanoe Superior Court for 14 years. Before she took the bench, Rush worked as an attorney in Lafayette. The native of Scranton, Pennsylvania graduated from Purdue in 1980.