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The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members. The court was first assembled as a three-judge panel in 1849 when Minnesota was still a territory. The first members were lawyers from outside of the region who were appointed by President Zachary Taylor. The state court system was rearranged in 1858 when Minnesota became a state, and justices are now elected to six-year terms unless a mid-term vacancy occurs, in which case the governor appoints a replacement to finish the term. The court hears cases in the Supreme Court's chamber of the Minnesota State Capitol or in the nearby Minnesota Judicial Center. A court is an official, public forum which a public power establishes by lawful authority to adjudicate disputes, and to dispense civil, labour, administrative and criminal justice under the law. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Minnesota Territory was an organized territory of the United States from March 3, 1849 to May 11, 1858, when Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state. ... For information on the type of fish called Lawyer, see the article on Burbot. ... An appointment is a time reserved for something such as a doctor visit, much like a reservation. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calendar Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul The Minnesota State Capitol is located in Minnesotas capital city, Saint Paul, and houses the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Governor. ...


As of 2004, the justices are Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz, Helen M. Meyer, G. Barry Anderson, Russell A. Anderson, Sam Hanson, Alan C. Page (former Minnesota Vikings player),and Paul H. Anderson. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... Alan C. Page (born August 7, 1945) is a former American football player and member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1961 Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice League Championships (1) NFL Champions: 1969 Conference Championships (4) NFL Western: 1969 NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976 Division Championships (16) NFL Central: 1968, 1969 NFC...


Most appeals in the state district court system used to go directly to the Supreme Court, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals was created in 1983 to handle most of those cases. The court now hears about 900 cases per year, although the number was about twice that high before the Court of Appeals was created. Certain types of appeals can go directly to the Supreme Court, such as those involving taxes and workers' compensation. This article is about the legal term. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A tax is a compulsory charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... Workers compensation systems (workers comp or compo) exist to protect employees who have incurred work-related injuries. ...



List of Chief Justices of Minnesota Chief Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court LaFayette Emmett 1858-1865 Thomas Wilson 1865-1869 Christopher G. Ripley 1870-1874 Samuel J. R. McMillan 1874-1875 James Gilfillan 1875-1894 Charles M. Start 1895-1913 Calvin L. Brown 1913-1923 Samuel B. Wilson 1923-1933 John P. Devaney 1933-1937...


External links

  • Minnesota Judicial Branch: Supreme Court

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Minnesota Supreme Court - definition of Minnesota Supreme Court in Encyclopedia (266 words)
The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members.
The state court system was rearranged in 1858 when Minnesota became a state, and justices are now elected to six-year terms unless a mid-term vacancy occurs, in which case the governor appoints a replacement to finish the term.
The court hears cases in the Supreme Court's chamber of the Minnesota State Capitol or in the nearby Minnesota Judicial Center.
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