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Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Helen Meyer to step down

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.

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