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Governor chooses next Court of Appeals judge

Michael W. Hoskins
January 1, 2007
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The governor announced today that Marion Superior Judge Cale Bradford will be the newest jurist on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Judge Bradford will replace Judge Patrick D. Sullivan, who is retiring Aug. 1 as a result of reaching mandatory retirement age of 75. He will represent the second judicial district, which encompasses 19 counties in central Indiana.

Gov. Mitch Daniels got nominations from the Judicial Nominating Commission May 18 and by law was required to make a decision within 60 days. Judge Bradford beat out competing colleagues Marion Superior Judge Robyn Moberly and Hamilton Superior Judge William Hughes. The seven-member commission had selected those three finalists from six candidates, who'd been considered from an original 20 applicants.

The 46-year-old Judge Bradford has been on the bench in Marion County since January 1997, twice elected as presiding judge on the court's Executive Committee. Previously, he had worked in the county prosecutor's office and for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis, as well as doing public defender work and being in private practice.

Judge Bradford graduated from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1986, previously attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.

Among highlights of his career, the judge looks at work he's done on resolving county jail overcrowding and his service as a member of the Indiana Supreme Court's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee, which is working to establish a statewide case management system connecting Hoosier courts and about 1.5 million cases.
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  2. Too many attorneys take their position as a license to intimidate and threaten non attorneys in person and by mail. Did find it ironic that a reader moved to comment twice on this article could not complete a paragraph without resorting to insulting name calling (rethuglican) as a substitute for reasoned discussion. Some people will never get the point this action should have made.

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