The 104th Indiana Supreme Court justice officially stepped down Thursday in a statehouse ceremony attended by a number of the state’s top dignitaries. Judge Theodore Boehm announced his retirement in May. He hadn’t come up against the courts age 75 retirement requirement, but said at age 71, the time was drawing close and he was ready to move on. During his retirement ceremony, Boehm used the opportunity to provide his commentary on government problems at the state and federal level, and committed to doing something about them as his career in civic life moves forward.
“We’ve got a situation where a number of our practices, and the way we run government, whether its gerrymandered legislative districts or partisan judicial selection processes are essentially situations where most people would agree it’s not a good way to do business,” Boehm said, “but we’re unable institutionally to do anything about it because the people in power are benefitting from it.”
The search to replace Boehm resulted in three nominees which were sent to Governor Mitch Daniels who made the final appointment. Boone County Judge Steven David was chosen and will be sworn in October 18.