Loretta Rush Reappointed Indiana's Chief Justice08/22/2019 The leader of Indiana's highest court is getting another five years in the job. The Judicial Nominating Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to reappoint Chief Justice Loretta Rush to the position she's held since 2014. Rush is the first woman to head up the Indiana Supreme Court. The court's four other justices all praised her leadership on issues such as helping local courts respond to the opioid addiction crisis and moving more county courts onto a common statewide online records system. Rush called being chief justice "the opportunity of a lifetime."