The general election in 2024 has massive implications in Indiana if the voters use their powers and deny retention to all of the justices that appear on the ballot. 60% of the justices, 3 of 5, can be removed under the Constitution of the State of Indiana, Article VII.
Loretta Rush is doing her best to whitewash herself and make it look like she deserves retention, which would virtually assure the retention of the other two Republican justice. The Indiana Supreme Court is 100% Republican now.
Things about Loretta Rush that don’t matter
- Her being the first female chief justice of Indiana. If she abuses it and hurts disabled members of the bench and bar, that distinction of being first is encrusted with her civil rights violations. In other words, if she cannot be in that position without hurting someone, she does not deserve to be the first woman. She was just chosen first.
- Her being appointed or elected to national leadership positions in the judiciary. Again, when a justice hurts disabled people, steals property, and defies common sense and human rights, she may be favored by others, but she does not really deserve those positions.
The important thing to remember is that she is so focused on high status, she forgets that the state constitution makes her accountable to the voters. Not one of those judges or justices in other states or even the Chief Justice of the United States is going to vote in Indiana in 2024. It will be voters in Indiana who reject Rush or not.
Things that do matter
Loretta Rush defied the 8th Amendment and her opinion on the property right against excessive fines was overturned by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court. Timbs v. Indiana.
It is very unusual for a state chief justice to write an opinion joined by all of her state justice colleagues, and then the U.S. Supreme Court reverses unanimously. I can’t think of another example in the last 100 years, and that’s not a distinction any state chief justice wants. Being slammed on property rights by the highest court shows that Rush is absolutely incompetent, and that’s probably why she accuses others unjustly of incompetence.
Loretta Rush knows all about incompetence, being incompetent herself and skilled at getting others on her court to follow her down her erroneous path.
Property rights are a top job of justices, but Rush treats the property of others with no respect. Others follow along behind her, such as other state trial courts and the Indiana Court of Appeals, not to mention federal judges. So, Rush voluntarily does things to make her not deserve the position she holds and she’s a pied piper of error and derision.
Rush took away 5 law licenses from me, also defying my property rights, which should have been protected under Section 21 of the Indiana Bill of Rights and the Takings Clause, but Indiana judges don’t enforce that for me, only the whims and disfavor of the justices in Indiana. Again, showing that Loretta Rush does not deserve the position that Governor Daniels gave her as a political favor, one Republican to another.
She punished my use of the federal courts, imposing over 6 years of suspension now for using those courts and not winning. Nobody ever imposed any actual sanction on me for a real ethical violation, only this fake suspension that I have had to fight for the last 8+ years. Rush is responsible for these acts, which amount to federal crimes and RICO violations. The really sad thing is the long list of other state and federal judges who support Rush in her crimes, not to mention services like Avvo and LinkedIn, which invariably help Rush and hurt me.
Loretta Rush may have powerful allies, but being the friend of a criminal and violator of property and human rights does not raise the reputation of those who support Rush in her acts. No amount of accolades and plum appointments by allies can undo or overturn Rush’s violations, her lack of ethics, and her constitutional and criminal failures.
Now, I come to find that one of the DOJ attorneys who caused the Camp LeJeune victims to wait through 9 years of futile MDL-2218 litigation is an alumnus of Purdue and IU-Maurer School of Law, just like Loretta Rush. DOJ Attorney John Adam Bain is a likely conduit of Rush’s evil intent into the Camp LeJeune poisoning matter, with Rush likely piping another evil and erroneous Republican tune behind the scenes for Bain to follow. I have asked the 4th Circuit to ban all of these DOJ attorneys who delayed justice for so long. In re Andrew U. D. Straw, 23-1120 (4th Cir.).
Indiana, your chance to take out 60% of the state supreme court is coming in November 2024. You get that chance only once every 10 years. Reject what is bad and let someone else have a chance.