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Q&A: Newest MN Supreme Lillehaug talks about donning the robe

After more than a quarter century of arguing in court rooms, often on behalf of Minnesota’s most prominent Democratic lawmakers, David Lillehaug now wears black. The newest associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court took the oath of office in a ceremony last week, donning the black robes of a judge and putting a cap on a long career that included four years as U.S. Attorney under the Clinton administration and more than a decade as the go-to litigator and legal adviser to Minnesota Democrats.

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Dayton considers three for state Supreme Court opening

The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended two judges and an attorney to the governor on Tuesday, including Court of Appeals judges Edward Cleary and Natalie Hudson, and Minneap0lis attorney and litigator David Lillehaug. Dayton must fill the seat currently occupied by Justice Paul Anderson, who is retiring at the end of May.

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Why gambling expansion remains a long-shot bet

A steady downpour didn’t keep Indian gambling workers from flocking outside the state Capitol in St. Paul last April. At least 1,500 people gathered outside on the building’s steps, some arriving by the busload from reservations hours away. Clad in raincoats and shielded by a canopy of umbrellas, workers thrust signs into the air that read, “Rural jobs count too” and “Don’t gamble with my job!”

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