Clinton Superior judge to return to bench after military deployment

The judge of the Clinton Superior Court will be back on the bench at the courthouse in Frankfort on Monday nearly a year after a senior judge was temporarily appointed to serve in his place while the sitting judge was deployed on military duty.

Clinton Superior Judge Justin H. Hunter will resume his duties effective April 13, according to a Thursday order issued by the Indiana Supreme Court. The order ends the court’s appointment of Senior Judge Donald E. Currie as judge pro tem of Clinton Superior Court. Currie was appointed effective May 1, 2019 at Hunter’s request, as he would be temporarily unable to perform the duties of his office due to his military deployment.

The Clinton County Daily News reported Hunter was deployed to Kuwait to serve as a judge advocate general as part of the Indiana Army National Guard’s support of the 38th Infantry Division. The paper reported Hunter previously served as a judge advocate general in a deployment to Kosovo.

The court’s order ends Currie’s appointment as judge pro tem effective April 13.

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