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Ever since Chief Justice Eric Magnuson announced his retirement from the Minnesota Supreme Court in March, court-watchers have wondered who the governor would pick to replace him. Today, Pawlenty announced his short-list, and it doesn't contain any surprises. All three finalists -- G. Barry ... More >>
Governor's appointments shift balance of the state's most powerful court
Bah. We had enough rugrats around here anyway.
There is another justice that has a background as a political donor. Justice Helen Meyer gave to Coleman's opponent, former Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Does one of the state's Supreme Court justices have a conflict of interest big enough to make him step away from hearing the case?