Richard W. Sabers

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Richard W. Sabers (born February 12, 1938)[1] is an associate justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. He was forced to retire in 2008 because of a state law that requires Supreme Court justices to retire at age 70,[2] although no replacement was named until he was 71.[3] He has said that the mandatory retirement age should be raised to 75.[4]

Sabers was born in Salem, South Dakota.[1][2] He graduated from St. John's University of Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts,[1] then served two years as a lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers for the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany.[1] Following his service, he attended law school at the University of South Dakota and began practicing law in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, following his graduation in 1966.[1]

In 1986[5] South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow appointed Sabers to the state supreme court.[6] Sabers was reelected in 1990, 1998 and 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f The U to Honor Alumni on the South Dakota Supreme Court, University of South Dakota Marketing Communications and Media Relations, 31 January 2005, retrieved 31 March 2011 
  2. ^ a b "Deadline approaching for judicial applications". Midkota Media Network. Associated Press. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Shawn Neisteadt (26 February 2009). "Judge Severson Appointed To Supreme Court". KELOLAND TV. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Justice says retirement age too young". Midkota Media Network. Associated Press. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sabers to receive 2008 McKusick Award". Midkota Media Network. Associated Press. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Supreme Court justice plans retirement". Midkota Media Network. Associated Press. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2011.