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Press release: J. Molter Robing

For Immediate Release | October 25, 2022

Robing Ceremony for Justice Molter November 1

The robing ceremony for Derek R. Molter as Indiana’s 111th Justice will take place on Tuesday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern in the Supreme Court Courtroom, on the 3rd floor of the State House. The public is invited to watch a webcast of the ceremony at

The one-hour ceremony will include remarks from Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Cale Bradford, and Governor Eric Holcomb. Molter will say the ceremonial oath, and his official courtroom portrait will be unveiled. A photo gallery of previous swearing-in ceremonies is available online.

In June, Governor Holcomb named Molter to succeed Justice Steven David, who retired from the bench in August. After his appointment, Molter continued his work on the Court of Appeals until September. Chief Justice Rush administered a private oath on September 1 to allow Molter to officially begin work as an Indiana Justice prior to the November 1 ceremony.

Media interested in attending must contact Kathryn Dolan at by noon Eastern on Friday, October 28 to learn pool feed details and arrange seating.

The Indiana Supreme Court is the state’s highest court. It has five members, operates year-round, and resolves disputes for civil and criminal cases. Oral arguments are open to the public, and opinions are posted online. For more information on the Supreme Court, visit


Kathryn Dolan, Chief Public Information Officer