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Justice, probation officer appointed to children’s commission

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Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson has appointed Justice Loretta Rush and Henry County Chief Probation Officer Susan Lightfoot to the newly created Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana. He made the appointments Wednesday.

Their terms begin July 1 and end June 30, 2017, unless a successor is not appointed by that date, in which the term will continue until one is appointed.

The commission was created by the General Assembly this year through Senate Enrolled Act 125. It will study issues and take actions relating to children in the state, as well as work with other entities on issues concerning vulnerable youth. The commission will also review legislation.

The commission is made up of 18 members including legislators, the superintendent of public instruction, the attorney general and a member of the governor’s staff. Under the new law, Rush, as appointed judge, will serve as chairperson of the commission for 2013. Chairs will rotate between the judge or justice, a legislative member, and the member of the governor’s staff.

 

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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