Filling the shoes: Judge Eric Brown to be sworn in as the Chief Justice on Monday, May 3, 2010

Franklin County Probate Court Judge Eric Brown will be sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday.  This follows Brown’s appointment by Governor Strickland on April 14, 2010. 

The Ohio Supreme Court released the following news update yesterday:

The Honorable Eric Brown, Judge of the Franklin County Probate Court, will be sworn in on Monday as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio at a public ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the Ohio Statehouse.

The event will include the administration of the oath of office by Justice Paul E. Pfeifer and remarks by Judge Brown.

On April 14, Gov. Ted Strickland named Judge Brown to the vacancy on the Supreme Court following the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer’s unexpected death on April 2.

What: Swearing-In Ceremony
When: 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010
Where: Ohio Statehouse, North Hearing Room, Senate Annex

The ceremony will be broadcast live at and on cable television via The Ohio Channel. Visit for channels and rebroadcast times.

Judge Brown is campaigning to retain this position in this fall’s election.  As referenced in our post on the passing of Chief Justice Tom Moyer, there are some very large shoes for Judge Brown to fill.  Here’s to the hope of Judge Brown maintaining order, justice, progress, and excellent administration as Moyer did.

How do you feel about the Governor’s appointment of Judge Brown?  Let us know in the comments.