Rucker was the first black man appointed to Indiana’s Supreme Court and is the last Democratic appointee.
Rucker is the court's last remaining Democratic appointee and its only black justice.
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush wants more attention paid to people who work in, and with, the state’s court system.
A Lake County judge is allowing a man to file an appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court on the basis that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.
The request comes after a report released earlier this year called Indiana's system underfunded and unconstitutional.
Gov. Pence redacted several documents and withheld another in response to a public records request in 2014.
Seventy percent of those in jail are simply awaiting trail. The court says current bail practices unfairly target the poor.
A man is challenging the reasonableness of hospital fees and wants the hospital to turn over the discounted rates it charges insured patients.
This was the formal ceremony, but Slaughter was sworn-in privately in June.
Geoffrey Slaughter will hear his first oral arguments as a member of the court on June 23.