Gov. Pawlenty named his former law partner and the chair of his judicial selection committee as the next Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Pawlenty picked Eric Magnuson to replace Russell Anderson who announced last week that he’s steppoing down in June. Pawlenty and Magnuson were partners at the now defunct Rider Bennett law firm.
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