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Sullivan departs bench, joins I.U. McKinney School of Law

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Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. has departed the Indiana Supreme Court and officially joined the faculty of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

Court staff said Sullivan’s final day as a Supreme Court justice was Tuesday. Sullivan announced earlier this year that he would leave the bench this summer to join I.U. McKinney School of Law.

"I have very much enjoyed the great honor of serving on the Indiana Supreme Court and proud of the work I did there.  And I am excited to have the opportunity to join the Robert H. McKinney School of Law faculty and look forward to teaching – and learning – from a terrific group of students and professors," Sullivan told Indiana Lawyer in an email.

Sullivan is the third justice to retire in less than two years, and next week the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will conduct second-round interviews with 10 semifinalists hoping to succeed him. The commission will narrow the list to three finalists whose names will be submitted to Gov. Mitch Daniels.

A South Bend native and former state budget director, Sullivan practiced law at Barnes & Thornburg prior to his public service. Sullivan was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by Gov. Evan Bayh.

 


 

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  1. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  2. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  3. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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