Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Justice Ted Boehm To Retire
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm will be retiring from the court after fourteen years of service effective September 30, 2010 according to a press released issued by the court today. Former Gov. Evan Bayh appointed Boehm to the court during his second term. This will become the first vacancy on the high court that Gov. Mitch Daniels will fill. Any speculation on possible appointments? A seven-member judicial nominating commission will recommend three candidates to the governor from which he will make a final selection. The commission is chaired by Chief Justice Randall Shepard, who was appointed to the court by former governor Robert Orr, a Republican. Click here for a list of the commission members. Expect there to be pressure on the Governor to appoint a woman to the court. There are no women on the current 5-member court.