New Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright is scheduled to take her spot Tuesday on the seven-member panel at a ceremony at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. Wright is the 90th associate justice in state history and the first black woman, the Associated Press reports.
CityPages recently noted that Wright's bio reads like a "straight-A report card at life: Yale undergrad, Harvard law, a national public service award, and, since 2002, a Minnesota Court of Appeals judgeship."
Here's Gov. Mark Dayton's press release with more background on Wright.