Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson to retire in May

Governor Dayton announced that he’s accepting applications to replace Justice Paul Anderson, who’s retiring at the end of May.

Anderson has served on the bench for nearly 20 years. He was appointed by Republican Governor Arne Carlson in 1994. Anderson is reaching the court’s mandatory retirement age of 70 in May.

This will be Dayton’s second appointment to the Supreme Court. He appointed Wilhelmina Wright to the Supreme Court in August. She joined the court in October.

Dayton has asked the Commission on Judicial Selection to aid in the selection process for the upcoming vacancy. He can pick someone the the commission recommends or appoint someone else.