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Governor Walz opens selection process for Minnesota Supreme Court vacancies


January 29, 2024  

Contact: Claire Lancaster   



Governor Walz Opens Selection Process for Minnesota Supreme Court Vacancies


[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the opening of a selection process for two vacancies on the Minnesota Supreme Court. These vacancies will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable G. Barry Anderson and the Honorable Margaret H. Chutich. Justice Anderson and Justice Chutich both serve as associate justices on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Governor Walz has asked a merit selection panel consisting of leadership in his administration, the chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, and the at-large members of the commission to solicit applicants, review candidates, and recommend finalists for appointment.

The panel is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. The Governor is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

The application process is now open for these vacancies. Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Only one application is required to be considered for both vacancies. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on February 26 and should be addressed to Governor Tim Walz.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at


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