Local News
2:08 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Loretta Rush Formally Installed as Indiana Supreme Court Justice

The second woman appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court has been publicly sworn in as a justice.

Justice Loretta Rush told about 200 people who filled the court's Statehouse chambers for Friday's swearing-in that she hopes to serve a long time on the high court.

"I promise to be fair and impartial as I respect and protect the rule of law in Indiana," she said.

"I look forward to the day that a woman’s appointment to this court is unremarkable."

Rush joined the court since last month, but Gov. Mitch Daniels administered the formal oath of office to the former Tippecanoe County judge during the ceremony. Daniels picked Rush in September to replace Justice Frank Sullivan Jr., who stepped down in July after 19 years as a justice.

Rush is only the second woman to serve on the court, after Justice Myra Selby, who stepped down in 1999.