The second woman to serve on Indiana's Supreme Court and the only woman now on the bench was sworn in Wednesday during a private ceremony.
Brent Dickson says the state needs to hire more judges and adopt newer technology to help reduce the current judges' caseloads.
When he leaves office, Governor Mitch Daniels will have appointed three of the five Supreme Court justice.
Loretta Rush will be the second woman to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court.
Indiana residents support the ideas of the federal health care law, results from a survey released Monday find.
Justice Brent Dickson was chosen to replace Randall Shepard as the state Supreme Court's chief justice.
The Supreme Court ruled at the end of June that unwarranted arrests of suspected violators of immigration laws are unconstitutional.
Whether gender is a factor in the application and narrowing process for potential Supreme Court justices is hard to determine.
Cook Medical will have to pay more in a medical device tax, but company executives say employee jobs will not be at risk because of the increased cost.
Indiana must implement several provisions of the health care law now that it has been ruled constitutional.