INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Mitch Daniels has named a Tippecanoe County judge as the first woman on the Indiana Supreme Court in 13 years.
Daniels announced the appointment of Loretta Rush on Friday at the Statehouse.
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Rush is the first female justice since Myra Selby stepped down in 1999 after five years on the court.
She is the third justice Daniels has appointed to the five-member court in the past two years. She replaces Justice Frank Sullivan, who stepped down after 19 years on the court.
The 54-year-old Pennsylvania native says she puts an emphasis on the needs of children. In 1998, she survived an attack by a former juvenile client who invaded her home and tried to kill her husband.