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Supreme Court appoints new justice’s Circuit Court replacement

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The Indiana Supreme Court has appointed a judge who will fill a vacancy on Boone Circuit Court caused by The Hon. Steven David becoming the newest state justice.

In an order posted today online and file stamped Oct. 14, the high court appointed attorney J. Jeffrey Edens as judge pro tempore in Boone Circuit Court, effective Monday morning. Justice David took the bench on the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Monday.

Edens is the chief deputy prosecutor in Boone County. According to his biography on Boone County’s website, he graduated from Indiana University School of Law -Indianapolis in 1983. He split his time between private practice and the prosecutor’s office until he was named as the county’s first full-time chief deputy prosecutor in January 2004.

Edens will remain judge until Gov. Mitch Daniels names a successor or until further order of the Supreme Court.

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