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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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Post-2008 changes to state law probably won’t prevent ballot challenges

Following the 2008 U.S. Senate recount of nearly 3 million ballots, the state canvassing board was left with more than 6,600 challenged ballots from all corners of the state. Those ballots were selected by representatives of both former Sen. Norm Coleman and Sen. Al Franken for a host of reasons, ranging from stray marks to any writing on the ballots that might identify the original voter.

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