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Associate Justice Paul H. Anderson to Retire from Minnesota Supreme Court

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul H. Anderson has informed Governor Mark Dayton of his pending retirement in May 2013 when he reaches age 70, the age of mandatory retirement for Minnesota judges. Justice Anderson was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1994 by Governor Arne Carlson. Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, he served as chief judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and worked in private practice.

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Governor Dayton has asked his Commission on Judicial Selection to aid in the review and selection process for this vacancy. The At-Large members of the Commission will consider applications and offer recommendations to Governor Dayton. The Commission and Governor Dayton are committed to seeking out individuals who possess great integrity, extensive legal knowledge, broad experience, and a commitment to fairness.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. An individual wishing to apply may request an application by contacting Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, at Please submit applications no later than Friday, February 15, 2013.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Olson at or (651) 201-3413. More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as the vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at