New Supreme Court Justice Slaughter to be sworn in privately Monday

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney Geoffrey Slaughter will be sworn in as an Indiana Surpeme Court Justice Monday during a brief, private ceremony.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush will administer the oath of office. This will allow Slaughter to begin deciding cases and handling administrative matters. He will hear his first arguments from the bench on June 23.

Slaughter will also participate in a public ceremony, where Gov. Mike Pence will administer the oath of office on August 11. The ceremony will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom at 1 p.m.

Slaughter takes the seat of long-time Justice Brent Dickson, who retired in April. Thirty judges and lawyers applied for the opening. The Judicial Nominating Commission named three finalists. Pence then appointed Slaughter to the bench in May. is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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