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Associate Justice Helen Meyer leaving Minnesota Supreme Court

Meyer will step down in August after "10 years as a member of the Supreme Court and 20 years as a trial lawyer." Her vacancy will be Gov. Mark Dayton's first chance to appoint someone to the Supreme Court.
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Meyer will step down in August after "10 years as a member of the Supreme Court and 20 years as a trial lawyer." Her vacancy will be Gov. Mark Dayton's first chance to appoint someone to the Supreme Court.

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