Investiture ceremony Thursday for Indiana’s newest justice

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s newest Supreme Court justice joined the bench in June, but he’ll take part in a formal investiture ceremony this week marking his ascension to the high court.

Thursday’s one-hour ceremony for Justice Geoffrey Slaughter will take place in the Supreme Court’s courtroom at the Statehouse in Indianapolis and include remarks from federal Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush will administer the ceremonial oath during the event, at which Slaughter’s official courtroom photograph will be unveiled. The ceremony will be webcast athttp://www.in.gov/judiciary/4679.htm .

Gov. Mike Pence chose the 53-year-old Slaughter in May to succeed Justice Brent Dickson, who retired in April after more than 30 years on the court. Pence picked Slaughter, who had been a longtime Indianapolis attorney, from among three finalists.

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