First Female Named As Indiana Chief Justice

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

First Female Named As Indiana Chief Justice

August 6, 2014 Updated Aug 6, 2014 at 4:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana Supreme Court Nominating Commission has named Loretta Rush as the newest Indiana Supreme Court Justice.

Rush was appointed to Indiana's highest court by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2012. Prior to serving on the Indiana Supreme Court, Rush was Tippecanoe County's Superior Court 3 judge for 14 years.

Justice Rush has spent the majority of her career on matters related to children and education. She is on the Judicial conference Juvenile Justice Committee and has been appointed multiple times to the Natinal Judicial Leadership Summit on the Protection of Children.

She has lived in Indiana since 1972 and graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Mauer School of Law in Bloomington.

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