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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. A sad end to a prolific gadfly. Indiana has suffered a great loss in the journalistic realm.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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