Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Helen Meyer will step down from the court Aug. 10 after 10 years on the state’s highest court.
She was appointed by then-Gov. Jesse Ventura in 2002 and was elected twice (in 2004 and 2010) to six-year terms.
Her resignation will give Gov. Mark Dayton his first appointment to the state Supreme Court.
In her resignation letter to Dayton, Meyer wrote:
“Over my 10 years as a member of the Supreme Court and 20 years as a trial lawyer, I have developed a great respect for the people who work in the judicial branch.”
Dayton said in a statement:
“Associate Justice Meyer has provided outstanding service to the people of Minnesota over the last decade; I thank her for her service, and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”
The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection now will find candidates, evaluate applicants and recommend a replacement justice to the governor.