INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The leader of Indiana’s highest court is getting another five years in the
Nominating Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to reappoint Chief Justice
Loretta Rush to the position she’s held since 2014. Rush is the first woman
to head up the Indiana Supreme Court.
The court’s four
other justices all told commission members they supported Rush remaining as
chief justice. They praised her leadership on issues such as helping local
courts respond to the opioid addiction crisis and moving more county courts
onto a common statewide online records system.
Rush called being
chief justice “the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Rush was first
appointed to the court by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2012 after 14 years as a
Tippecanoe County judge in Lafayette.